lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 80 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|Let there be a small country with few people,
|Who, even having much machinery, don’t use it.
|Who take death seriously and don’t wander far away.
|Even though they have boats and carriages, they never ride in them.
|Having armor and weapons, they never go to war.
|Let them return to measurement by tying knots in rope.
|Sweeten their food, give them nice clothes, a peaceful abode and a relaxed life.
|Even though the next country can be seen and its dogs and chickens can be heard,
|The people will grow old and die without visiting each other’s land.