Sep. 11th, 2011

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Via[personal profile] peoppenheimer, Walt Whitman's "Mannahatta" in[community profile] poetry, also well worth the read.

And the "Remembering Sept. 11" concert, in full from The Temple of Dendur on NPR.

Walt Whitman, "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry"

FLOOD-TIDE below me! I see you face to face!
Clouds of the west—sun there half an hour high—I see you also face to face.

Crowds of men and women attired in the usual costumes, how curious you are to me!
On the ferry-boats the hundreds and hundreds that cross, returning home, are more curious to me than you suppose,
And you that shall cross from shore to shore years hence are more to me, and more in my meditations, than you might suppose.

The impalpable sustenance of me from all things at all hours of the day,
The simple, compact, well-join'd scheme, myself disintegrated, every one disintegrated yet part of the scheme,
The simitudes of the past and those of the future, )