The A1 Verse: Haiku for Zaporizhzhia

By Thomas Gaulkin | August 16, 2022

Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, modified)

Every so often, a story (or teaser) 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 April 18, 2022.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


Risks at Ukraine Nuclear Plant

(from the original by Andrew E. Kramer and Andrew Higgins)

as fighting rages
’round the Russian-occupied,
a decisive phase


As the Russian invasion of Ukraine shows, nuclear threats are real, present, and dangerous

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