Roy L. Madison

(Cincinnati, Ohio)

Marco Polo Says It Be

From high upon a shelf of treasured books,
He took a tome of pages wrapped in silk,
Its edges tinted with a trace of gold
A manuscript with maps of all the world.

Ah! Singapore, a tiny dot in print-
Then up to Bangkok, Chendu and Tibet,
Across big China, down to busy Hong Kong.
And south beyond the Coral Sea to Sidney.

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