Ringelnatz, Joachim: Ev'rywhere (Überall in English)
Überall ist Wunderland.
Überall ist Dunkelheit.
Wenn du einen Schneck behauchst,
Ev'rywhere is wonderland
Ev'rywhere is life,
In Auntie's rubber garter-band
As in the whole wide land.
The child becomes a father.
Not much later, maybe five
Minutes later ends the strife.
Blowing softly on a snail
Makes him shrink into his shell,
Dropped in cognac, mixed with ice
Lets him think he saw white mice.