Saturday, September 11, 2004

From the 104th Floor

I really, really want to post the entire text of this wonderful poem by Leda Rodis, which she wrote in September 2001 when she was only 14 and had seen the picture of the couple jumping from one of the Twin Towers holding hands. But I have a dear friend who is an author and genuinely passionate about copyright laws and so I won't. However, I do believe that I can quote part of it.

...I look towards the open window.
What
would falling feel like?

I remember the roller coaster at Coney Island.

The wind tugging at my hair
How good it felt to scream.
The feeling in my stomach.

And how all the way down

I was with you.

CNN did post a transcript of the reading of a good bit of the poem if you scroll down that page.

1 comment:

Rudy said...

thank you for posting that, S