A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
Croatia well extends along
The noted Adriatic Sea.
And you would not be very wrong
To note the country’s history
Is evident throughout the land.
The good—the bad—it all is there,
From stunning buildings that were planned
And built in the medieval air.
And countless islands off the coast;
The Danube flows its lovely way
Across the land. And it can boast,
As well, of mountains. So … we’ll say:
A storied land, a lovely place
With waves of darkness in its past—
But such is true of all our race:
We see ourselves—are proud, aghast.