A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
It’s got that rowdy carnival—
It’s got some famous beach—
It’s got that Andes Christ so high
It’s nearly out of reach.
It’s got polluted waterways
Where people shouldn’t swim—
Or even ever touch—not safe
For any her or him.
It’s got the jungles (fading fast—
How soon before they’re gone?),
And most impressively, of course,
That mighty Amazon.
Official language spoken there
We know is Portuguese—
And always filling Northern minds?
A life of careless ease!