The North Pole And The South Pole

Tell me if you can contrastThe North Pole and the South Pole.But no joke and tell it fast! In the North – and keep in mind –Polar bears and foxes one can find,Penguins and their females,And I'll tell you they're no tales. The North is a sea that's ovalWhile the South is continental. What about the northern lights?How long is the polar night?Aurora borealis? It's a marvel!Once the sun goes up the sky,It takes six months to say good-bye. from The Rattlebike, Editura Fundaţiei Culturale Române, 1996

by Constanţa Buzea (b. 1941)