by Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914)

Das Perlhuhn
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Das Perlhuhn zählt eins, zwei, drei, vier ...
Was zählt es wohl, das guteTier,
   dort unter den dunklen Erlen?

Es zählt, von Wissensdrang gejückt
(die es sowohl wie uns entzückt):
   die Anzahl seiner Perlen.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La poule au perles", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andreas Praefcke

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 34