A Poem – “Icelandic Saga”


It was a fairy tale game.


The Icelandic soccer team

beat England at the

2016 European Championship.


Some speculate

how the Nordic nation celebrated.


Nine months later,

a surge in baby deliveries

is reported by

Reykjavik hospitals.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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