On Tuesday, when the cocks do crow,
The German vaults their wares to sow,
In the vigorous vineyard of bonds so fine,
'Tis a merry ale of fiscal design!

Japan's Nikkei, with a subtle hint,
Does in her retail sector print,
An increase slight as a daisy's bloom,
Eased by the ale of abating gloom.

But alas! Toyota's craftsman kin,
Met with a system's unwelcome din,
With twelve foundries in halt and stutter,
Their ale turned sour, their toasts to butter.

by Brother Arnulfus

a centaur