Army Knives and Cuckoo Clocks

There is a country…

There is a country
that has a clock
that goes “cuckoo”
instead of tick-tock.
Its watches are made
with great precision
which makes one’s choice
an easy decision.
It has a navy
(it may sounds daft
as it is landlocked)
but only a few craft.
With lots of lakes
in which to fish;
where the fondue
is a famous dish.
It has snowy slopes
that one can’t resist
where one can ski
on or-off piste.
Also where Heidi
is the role model
for young children
learning to yodel.
A tennis player
said to be an old codger
but keeps on winning
is a man called Roger.
To other champions
he’s still a threat
and of that country
the biggest asset.
© Luigi Pagano 2019

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What a delightful read! Rich imagery bringing to life people and places of great interest, be it snowy mountains, cuckoo clocks, Heidi or Federer. Thankyou Luigi for the wonderful share. Enjoyed much.


Good to know that Luigi! Wonderful to have lived there, places of great appeal. As for rhyme, am a huge fan.
Warm Regards


This is very clever, Luigi. I think this is one of your best. I must confess I’m not a big fan of rhymed poetry, but this is so well crafted, it’s a gem.


This is delicious, Luigi. Lovely pace and quite picturesque to boot!


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