From Thomas Merton poem

How are they down, how have they fallen down.
Those great strong towers of ice and steel.
And melted by what terror and what miracle?

What fires and lights tore down,
With the white anger of their sudden accusation,
Those towers of silver and steel?
…the ashes of the leveled towers
still curl with tufts of smoke

Figures of New York
Tomas Merton
1947

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