...When a plane explodes into the building
Where he works and, as he watches,
His entire building collapses. (Robert Cording at How a Poem Happens)
How does one appropriately stop and remember 9/11? Robert Cording's brilliant poem, Life Changes, is an apt place to start.
This work would be a fine example for students to see how imagery and specific details reach beyond the page and move us toward some common experience....like remembering 9/11. And the poem has a deceptive ease to it, something that makes entering its world effortless.