The A1 Verse: No gift to set a statesman right

By Thomas Gaulkin | January 24, 2022

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 January 24, 2022.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


U.S. Weighs Troop Deployment Of Thousands to Eastern Europe

(from the original by Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt)

considering an expansion
of fear
of incursion
of fear
of action

moving away from
the condition
of talk
to decision

weighing the buildup
of developing plans


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