I read about Vasco da Gama in school
His explorations and wandering
Fanned a flame of travel in my soul
Tomorrow we will arrive and dock on the Tagus
Lisbon will be our home for two days

We’ve come by ship
A much easier trek than the Phoenicians had
The Atlantic has been very kind to us
The sea was moderate
We enjoyed every meal

A city of medieval facades and art-nouveau buildings
Scattered across seven hills
Mosaic sidewalks, museums and modern shops
Lisbon’s low skyline gives it a manageable feel
Shortly we will walk the city and know it for real