The Manhattan Pentagonal Project
A Tribute To Fallen Angels
A Poem by Bryan Davis (Toronto) in response to the September 11th tragedy in the US:
Alloy sharks hurl headlong from the ethereal morning sky,
full of sound and fury, and signifying nothingness
breaking into smoldering myriad pieces and melting minds of millions,
splintering hopes into flying shards of acrid glass and ashen rubble
stirring clouds of smoke, and ultimately signifying nothing.
The sorrow and the spirit, the spite and the might,
linger right in the astonishing wasteland ruins at ground zero.
These are the kamikaze effects of desperate madmen
playing simultaneously in a poisonous orchestra
whose conductor lingers gesticulating nothing in far off hills.
Dawn comes slowly to the rich shaken City
which awakens anew with girders of courage, laden now with
heroism, cranes, shovels and fragile flickering candles.
Yes, amazing miracles do happen in the elevator flight to the bottom
while down down to bottomless perdition
go the winged guilty who dare to defy the omnipotent to arms
there to dwell in adamantine chains and penal fire."
First of all I want to express to you my deepest sympathy about the
terrible attack on Sept. 11th in New York.
Referring to your thoughts in "A Resource of Change" some answers from
myself and friends within
- I would support the Idea not to rebuild the World Trade Center, to my
feelings it makes more sense to create a memorial garden at this place
where still thousands of people lay in the ground. It will give the
families of the victims a place for remembrance, and all others in the rush
of business a place for being silent for a moment.
- I also think that modern technologies - especially in the area of
Microsystems - could help to make aeroplanes and other things more safe.
With kind regards
Karl Heinz Buchner
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Institute for Economic Promotion (WIFI) - http://www.wifi.at
(Editor's Note - Various reflections by other ENTOVATION Colleagues can be
found at the KnowMap Special Reflections page
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