Why would I examine the world as it is? It suffices for me to know how it should be.
Soothsayer in February
We must prepare for a time of winter.
I say that the snakes really shouldn't be so disproportionately long.
This is the highest level of evolution: no roots, no branches, no leaves.
Enough about the villages. They don't even have sewers.
Why don't I hop around like a frog? Out of habit.
Goat on a Leash
How small the world is!
Fly in the Window
I know where the limits of reality are.
Man is just a reflection of me.
The world is meaningless. Vanity of vanities.
History? What does that mean?
Spider in the Web
The waiting is such a drag too.
Tadpole in a Flood
Hooray, we tadpoles have overrun the world!
I've finally done something for myself.
We're nicely drenched here, my clouds!
Room for us young people! For how long? At least fifty years!
Tree in the City
I am the vanguard. I am the first of all to turn rusty and flake off.
Hear me, now begins the Age of Pupae!
Everyone behind me, and I shall lead you from November into December.
Let them kill me so long as they lead me there.
I could do something too, if only someone ordered me to.
Freedom for the ants! The whole world for the ants! Of course, so long as they're not black ants.
Peace is when no one is hunting us wolves.
I have given my nation faith. Faith in my flag.
Bah! We lions have no sentimentality.
LN, 5 November 1933