E for the Explorer, brave and bold.
She’s lost again, but doesn’t mind.
She never knows what she expects to find,
But when she finds it, then she’ll take a look
And write a coffee-table book.
In tropic summer or in Arctic cold,
She watches out for temples, ruins,
Barbarian tribes, headhunters, lions, bruins,
Whales, glaciers, photogenic cliffside-dwellers,
In short, the things that make best-sellers.
And many years from now, when she’s too old
To gallop off to far Cathay
Or ride on camel-back to Mandalay,
Her famous face will be a great success
In travelogues on PBS.