Where are you going in such a hurry?
Slow down now, don’t you worry,
You will get there, right on time
Just stop and have a breather,
Rest your feet, wipe your brow,
Just go easy, you’ll find how nice and relaxing it will be
If you just take the time to look around and see,
The beautiful things you have missed,
By going at such speed
See the flowers, see the trees, feel the sway of the breeze,
Hear the birds singing and flying in the sky,
Watch the shooting stars as they shoot by,
Hear the babbling of a brook,
Please take the time to stop and look,
Hear the croak of a frog,
Hear the bark of a dog,
Smell the sweet scent of the flowers,
While you wallow away the hours,
Read a book under a tree,
Look at the beautiful bumble bee,
Touch the bark of a tree, feel the texture it’s all roughly,
Take the time to look and see what you have lost,
Then what you have found.
By just slowing down
Where are you going at such a slow pace?
Hurry up don’t you know your in a race,
You’ll never get there if you walk that slow,
Hurry up let’s go let’s go.
You have not got the time to smell the flowers,
You have not got the time to wallow away the hours.
You don’t want to hear the babbling of a brook,
You have not got the time to stop and look,
Never mind the breeze swaying in trees
Or the birds singing weedy de de de.
The croaking of a frog and the barking of a dog,
You don’t want to listen to that,
Read a book under a tree ho, no, no, no, not for me!
Feel the texture of a tree and look at the bumble bee,
No you have not got the time to stop and see
You will never get there if you walk that slow
Hurry up let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem