For your consideration:
"September 1, 1939" by W. H. Auden
"Auden on Bin Laden" by Eric McHenry
Four poems compiled by Robert Pinsky
Many people have sought poetry in response to the death, terror,
courage, and disruption following the recent attack and massacre. Here
are four poems: Edwin Arlington Robinson's "The House on the Hill,"
which meditates on absolute loss and the inadequacy of words; Marianne
Moore's "What Are Years?" on the subject of courage; Carlos Drummond
de Andrade's "Souvenir of the Ancient World," in which it is normal life
that becomes the remote, ancient time; and Czeslaw Milosz's defiant
invocation of the good, "Incantation."