At this entrance to Europe© Gerald England
the Rhine leads past terminals
where the shipping of China, Britain,
Germany, Monrovia, even Holland
meet in the world's largest port.
Motorways flanked by wide grass verges
where rabbits run with the cyclists
take us to the rebuilt city
with its decorative painted lampposts
and the Post Office Peter Post designed.
Even the work of Picasso is not spared
by the artists of graffiti.
Composed: Amsterdam, 8th July 1980
1994 The East & West Literary Quaterly (USA)
1994 The Good Society Review (UK)