9/11:Hudson River Interlude

Quiet now ,

the day’s storm

has passed ,

and we

and we all ,

are out of harm’s way

for now ,

and that is all

we need for now ,

to be out of harm’s way

now that the day’s storm

has passed

and all is quiet.

It is simply a matter of record that this was my first
poem after having been appointed as Wakefield Cathedral’s Poet-in-Residence at the beginning of September 2001.
Subsequently,Hudson River Interlude and the companion piece
Hudson River Parenthesis went on to win the inaugural
Leeds International Peace Festival Poetry Prize in October 2003.

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