Twinkle little euro
Never let it be said that Euromoney doesn't break new ground in its tireless coverage of finance. Last year we brought you the news, from Bowie bonds to Chechen bonds, financing lapdancing to book-writing bankers.
Now, as a special New Year's treat, we have a poem eulogizing the euro, written by Ms Opal Innsbruk, found at the bottom of our copious Christmas mailbag. For full appreciation, read it aloud to your friends and colleagues.
Tiny little golden coin
On you depends so much
Will you bring what's good for all?
Equal value, smooth transactions
Help towards an understanding
Between the nations all involved?
Or will you bring with you the loss
Of independence, freedom of choice
As with Atlantis - that mythical island of old
Will you sink us without a trace
Under a sea of monopoly and anonymity
And avarice for gold.
Ah, tiny little golden coin
So much depends on you.
Eurogem or Eurotrash? Can you write something better? AC