by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Februar
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wenn du einen Kater hast,
Wird er nachts im Speicher singen;
Wenn du eine Katze hast,
Wird sie bald dir Junge bringen.

Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 531.


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February
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
If you have a tom-cat,
He will sing in the attic at night;
If you have female cat,
She will soon bring you kittens.

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