Every so often, a story, or stories, published on the front page of the New York Times are so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of them, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred December 20, 2021.
We suspect it’ll occur again.
Seasonal Sniffles Prompt Worry: Cold or Covid?
/ Most Shots Used Abroad May Not Halt Omicron
(from the originals by Sarah Maslin Nir and Stephanie Nolen)
Symptom of the season,
Sign of winter,
in the world of
shots, and other shots,
nothing to stop
in a world where
the weather, the news,
the world so far
do not capture
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Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Edgar Lee Masters, The A1 Verse, omicron, poetry, vaccines
Topics: Special Topics