The A1 Verse: The cruelest months

By Thomas Gaulkin | September 28, 2020

coronavirus covid-19 mask autumn leavesPhoto by Mirko Kuzmanovic

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin‘s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred on September 25, 2020.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


‘Perilous Turning Point’: Europe Fears Another Rush on Hospitals
(from the original by Mark Landler)

Summer ended with a heavy thud,
a spike,
another wave.

Across the continent,
fear of harrowing scenes
from spring:

The virus …
Swamped . . .
Struggling .  .  .

The peril.

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