Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Calvin and Geneva

The city of Geneva and the Rhone River draining to the left. Photo: Bob McKerrow
Calvin

A lonely chime
Rustles life into
Slumbering insects
In fallow fields
Where Knox and Calvin
Wandered deep in thought

A lazy chime
Rolls over a
Once puritanical city
Drained by the Rhone
And gathering greed
Veiled by a humanitarian face

Written by Bob McKerrow, Geneva 2004



I took this photo of one of many Ferrari luxury cars I saw down at the lake in Geneva.


54 comments:

Gollum said...

Hi Bob

I thought Geneva was the least likeable of the places I visited in Switzerland. A place where they charge you for tomato sauce in McDonalds. The only thing that is free is the air and the view across to Mont Blanc.

I have just finished the Denz book. I knew it would make me depressed, but the saddest thing is that Bill was reckless with his life. The book suggests that there was some master plan behind all this, but a lot of people have enjoyed success as professional mountaineers without giving fate such good odds. But then again, in the mountain environment all it takes is one error of judgment and it's the chop.

Cheers

Gollum

Bob McKerrow said...

Dear Gollum. Of course Bill was recklass with his life, especially in the early days. He matured, and got safer. But why be depressed? He died the way he thought he would. It came as no surprise to his Mother. Rather than being depressed, I was greatly inspired to read the full story.

Enjoying brilliantly fine weather in Geneva. The tomatoe sauce is now free.

Marja said...

A beautiful poem Bob Love it. I like the picture of Geneva The top one. Eventhough I have worked at a automobile company I never got interested in cars

Bob McKerrow said...

Thanks Marja. It is one of my favourite poems. Take care. Bob

Jeremy Mortimer said...

You should do a series on Calvin and his friends. Do Servetus next.

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