Morgenstern, Christian: Das Perlhuhn
Das Perlhuhn (German)
Das Perlhuhn zählt: eins, zwei, drei, vier...
The guinea fowl (English)
The guinea fowl counts: one, two, three, four…
Pray what is all that counting for,
Out there among the deep dark pine trees?
The bird, driven by knowledge’s itch,
And doing so without a glitch,
Is counting what it’s worth in guineas.