- My bum appears big on initial inspection
- But that's an effect of Mercator projection.
- It's prone to exaggerate certain dimensions,
- Which causes unfortunate misapprehensions.
- Like Russia and Canada, both appear skewed
- Whenever a map of their borders is viewed,
- While Congo, Uganda and Kenya seem small -
- When seen in the flesh they're not little at all.
- It's all an illusion by Gerard Mercator
- That's caused by the magnitude from the equator.
- My bum isn't big when it's properly viewed -
- It just appears so at this high latitude.____
by Albert Semple
12 lines over 3 stanzas.