Monday, March 27, 2017

Around the World in the Good Ship DOGGEREL, 27

A doggerel series about the countries of the world.


The Black Sea’s to the east—the Med
Is to the south. The Danube flows
Within—and inside every head
Is Danube music each one knows.

The Empire (Ottoman) was there,
But now the people? On their own.
A parliament—they really care—
No, no more crown—and no more throne.

The Balkan Mountains run right through
The middle of this varied land.
Five countries on its border … Cue:
Some Danube music with a band!

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