Good morning. With three days until the official opener of the 2012 London Games, here's a summary of the news coming out of the Olympics:
As is the case with most poems, the meat's at the bottom — just like Shepherd's Pie. So, here are the ode's final two stanzas, in English:
The pipes will play, the drum resound, as medallists are daily crowned; the crowd's hurrah will reach the skies when victors hoist the golden prize.
Now welcome to this sea‐girt land, with London's Mayor and co. at hand. Good luck to all who strive to win: applaud, and let the Games begin!