Where were the silenced, who conceived these images?
In the dim light, finally summoned, resurrected.
As the scorned were praised, who had brought
these truths to our attention, who had felt their presence,
who had perceived them clearly in their blackness and horror
and had arranged them to communicate
some vision of their substance, their magnitude—
In which the facts themselves were suddenly
serence, glorious. They were among us,
From “Civilization”, a poem by Louise Glück.