Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Caspian Sea

I learned some things last night about the Caspian Sea,
while reading about Kazakhstan.
The last time I thought about that country
was when I watched Sasha Baron Cohen's
insane film about it.   Then I thought the movie
was funny, now I think it's just in bad taste.
A waste of time really, to watch it.
Far better to read the Country Studies put out
by the U. S. State Department and find images of
the Caspian on Google Images.
I saw a satellite picture of it,
taken from space.
It's about 700 miles long,
134,000 square miles, and is actually
a lake, rather than a sea.
Who would have known?
Now we know,
just in case we're ever on Jeopardy.

Monday, March 30, 2015

The One

A person from Kazakhstan read my poetry blog.
Just one.  I wonder whether
if male or female, a city dweller or
rural resident.
One of my professors went there on business.
Wanted to interact with the university elite.
Maybe have a cultural exchange.
Wonder if that ever happened.
I see the literacy rate there is 99.7%
Infant mortality of 22 per 1,000 live births.
Beautiful mountains.
And the Caspian sea.

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