today i climbed an alpine mountain
and saw the mer de glace.
i felt like a real explorer
on a rocky mountain pass.
i climbed the mountain with dear friends,
like me, explorers bold.
(by the way the youngest climber
was only nine months old.)
he was carried on the backs
of stronger men then i.
as i was puffing and panting
and felt that i might die.
but despite all that i made the top,
and was clearly as proud as punch.
and would you believe that these great feats
were all done before lunch.