Now and Forever
My feeling about America is in this poem and photograph of the American flag. I saw the flag at a construction site opposite my home on East 24th Street just two miles north of Ground Zero.
I had felt sorrow, misery, and hopelessness since the disaster and feared ongoing terrorism. But the basic beauty and hope in the American spirit and what America has stood for all these years--freedom, ethics, beauty--spoke to me through this flag. I felt in it the spirit of the American Revolution and what we cherish now.
I thought of the brave citizens taking part in the rescue operations and of American soldiers who might be overseas. The poem came to me like drumbeats. I wrote it down and photographed the flag.
I hope this image and the poem encourage and comfort others as they do me.
The poem and photograph were created by Barbara Singer. The poster was designed by
E-Anna Soong. The music was composed and performed by Nikki Maoz, www.whirl.indiegroup.com.
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