Friday JohnKu Tribute to Nine-One-One

National September 11 Memorial

National September 11 Memorial


Today is one of those, “Where were you when?” days. September 11th for all those born after 2001  is a day that may or may not have some significance. For the rest of us who were alive and old enough to understand, today marks an anniversary of an unprovoked attack on our and the world citizens. The images of that day are clear to me, and my wish is never to witness a similar day again. I still feel for the families of those taken and know the day will be most difficult for them. My JohnKu today is a tribute to all who remember and were touched by Nine-One-One.

Nine-One-One By John W. Howell © 2015

Peaceful September,

Perfect Robin’s egg blue sky . . .

Taken by death wings.


  1. Definitely a somber day for many.

      1. Think I’ll have to make a post just to get through the day. Just feel off.

      2. I know what you mean.

  2. Yes, your haiku says it all in three short lines. I remember the blue sky, and I remember the horror. I believe none of us will be the same.

    1. So true. Thank you.

  3. John, that is touching and truly beautiful. Thank you for this lovely memorial. Mega hugs.

    1. Thank you, Teagan. HUGS in return.

  4. Beautiful haiku, John! I knew you would nail it today 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you, Traci. You as well.

  5. Beautifully and poignantly expressed John 🙂

  6. Ah, ’tis lovely, John! Our day is grey, perfect for a somber memorial. Something about those brilliant blue skies that made the actual event jarring.

    1. Yes, it was like a set up somehow. The last sky many saw was clear and beautiful.

  7. Perfect haiku…you captured the moment. I remember it well…

    1. It is sad to remember but we should all try. Thanks.

  8. Bethany Drew · ·

    Great John-ku, Dad.

  9. I remember that crystal blue sky, John. Beautiful haiku.

  10. Excellent John-ku. A sad, tragic day indeed.

  11. Thank you, John. It’s hard to remember that day without tears and I didn’t personally know anyone lost. One thing that brightens the day by that name since is it is also my oldest grandson’s birthday who turned 18 this year. He was only turning 4 that day.

    1. Your grandson makes the day. There are all kinds of reasons to remember and I can’t think of a better one for you.:-)

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