On Top of the World

by Steven Jones

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    Earth spins around on its axis

    That dips a bit toward the sun.

    In Sweden the north pole’s tilted

    At midsummer time. What fun!

    I wish I could be in Sweden

    When the midnight sun shines bright,

    It stays in the sky hour by hour,

    And there isn’t any dark night.

    But when the earth’s axis tilts

    In winter the other way,

    All the nights then are six months long.

    What do they do without day?