On Aegon's fair tidings my voice doth muse today,
Its coffers brimming, vision bright as summer's day.
With 23 guidance raised, optimism on display,
In harmony with business growth, fortune holds gentle sway.

In distant eastern lands, Nikkei sings a quieter tune,
Her bow somewhat deflated 'neath the waning autumn moon.
Touched by a fickle specter, consumer stocks did swoon,
Yet resilience hides, ready to re-emerge soon.

In the realm where dragons roar, hear China's command,
Wooing outsiders' gold with a welcoming hand.
A pledge to fan the flames of consumption across the land,
A bid to fortify the economy gainst uncertain demand.

by Conchobar mac Dubhthach

a centaur