Thursday, February 5, 2009
Giovanni Guareschi Homenaje Don Camilo by Calkin Carpet
Author of Don Camillo
The Italian lived where he was born
Parma, near the River Po.
He played mandolin and studied law
because his parents would not have it so.
But he did admire his father’s panache
and in this was pleased to emulate
by growing [under his own nose] a heavy black moustache .
There was the night he was arrested
for howling in the street,
an Italian denied his point of view
will protest with his feet.
Nino’s wife, beloved,
proudly bore two beautiful children.
He also owned a motor-cycle
which proudly bore four cylinderen.
In his homeland he came to fame
As editor in chief of “Candido”
but to the world he will always be loved
as the creator of Don Camillo.