Nuremberg: Town of Inventions
Nuremberg was a "first" in many contrivances, such as the clarinet, gun locks, air guns, toys, and it was there that the first optician's shop was opened the late 15th century.
Messrs. Goering, Hess, Von Ribbentrop, Ley, Rosenberg, etc., won't be accorded rousing ovations when they visit Nuremberg; nor will they hear the tolling of church-bells. They will see a town shattered by the relentless B-29 bombings. And as quickly as seconds turn to minutes, justice eventually catches up with Time, ironically enough, where Time-recording first saw the light of day!
When the pitch of night is darkest,
And I'm lying in my bed;
While I'm dozing there's a rumbling,
But the source is not my head!
Up I raise my weary body
To investigate the knock;
Soon enough my ears unravel
Tiny gremlins in my clock!
Presently the gremlins vanish
And the clock once more is sane;
Just as I go back to dreaming
All those pests come back again!
Turning on their raucous pounding
Now my head feels like a rock;
Oh, for just a night of slumber
Minus Gremlins in my clock!
-- Malcolm Hyatt