A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
Some countries have a name that fits—
And Iceland, which of course still sits
There in the North Atlantic, well,
It really isn’t hard to tell
Where it acquired its name!
The country gained some certain fame
Not long ago—in '72
When Bobby Fischer (what he’d do!)
Became the world champion—
Defeating Spassky—U.S. won!
But Iceland is an ancient land—
With glaciers, mountains close at hand.
Oh, wouldn’t it be awfully nice
To visit such a land of ice?
(And then come home, as warm as mice,
Escaped from winter’s Paradise?)