Go By Shanks’ Pony!

Great wonders of the wild, from planes up high

Or high-speed trains, are merely glimpsed, no more.

Below, or far away, they just flash by.

You need a slower ride to build rapport!

Sumatran jungle is a blotch of green

High up. In tunnels, Alpine wildlife’s black.

Above the Arctic, only white is seen.

New York is grey, seen from the railroad track.

Kaleidoscopic views escape at speed.

Should you seek nature’s wonder, you must slow:

Pedestrians have all the speed you need

On jungle walks or Alpine trails to go.

No train or plane brings nature close to you:

You need Shanks’ pony—only it will do!