Slow and Civilized

We needn’t be in a big hurry, I said.
So let’s take a trip by train instead.
Off we’ll go, at a reasonable pace.
We’ll be on vacation, not in a race.
Let’s paint pictures and drink wine.
Enjoy the scenery, take our time.
We’ll travel in a more civilized way,
Though not so often done today.
Would’ve been described by Jane Austen.
Had trains been invented way back then.