Ringelnatz, Joachim: The globe (Der Globus in English)
Der Globus (German)
„Wo sitzt“, so frug der Globus leise
Die Wand besann sich eine Weile.
The globe (English)
"Whereabouts", questioned the globe in quiet
Impudent manner the great wise white
Unperceivably wide wall thus:
"where is the intellect in us?"
For a while the wall had racked its mind,
Then uttered: "In you - in your behind."
The globe now turns about its axis,
In its task it never relaxes -
Like a hen on a barbecue,
And let's admit: like I or you -
It turns and twists and tries to find
Its own behind, its own behind.