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Ringelnatz, Joachim: Die Ameisen

Portre of Ringelnatz, Joachim

Die Ameisen (German)

In Hamburg lebten zwei Ameisen,
Die wollten nach Australien reisen.
Bei Altona auf der Chaussee,
Da taten ihnen die Beine weh,
Und da verzichteten sie weise
Dann auf den letzten Teil der Reise.

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The Ants* (English)

There once were two ants in Westphalia

Who wanted to go to Australia.

But cursing their feet

In a Belgian street

They gave up the trip as a failya.


* Translated as a limerick

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