by Hans Bötticher (1883 - 1934), as Joachim Ringelnatz

Das Ei
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Es fiel einmal ein Kuckucksei
Vom Baum herab und ging entzwei.
Im Ei da war ein Krokodil;
Am ersten Tag war's im April.


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

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "The egg", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2009-03-09
Line count: 4
Word count: 23