Please donít mix up a Blue Caterpillar With a ganderish goose: The geese donít change in anything, They gite, they bite, - But the Blue Caterpillar isnít a bird And no goose, but a caterpillar! I must keep still and crawl away - I shall be a larva, - And change into a butterfly as the final result According to the plan, according to the plan. But if the plans have been imagined - not mine, not mine - And are not praticable - not mine, not mine, - Here they are praticable - you are mine, you are mine!
© Elisabeth Jelinek. Translation, 2018