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."

   Rick Parker