Not with no purpose, the young frogs Have been put there - to guard the house. The weighty question they’re to solve Is, “To let in or keep ones out?” And if they venture to let in, Should they let someone out? Their question’s a lot more uphill Than one by Shakespeare asked. They’ve argued from the early morn, And what’s heard there are only croaks. This weighty question will be solved By the most wise of the young frogs.
© Akbar Muhammad. Translation, 2017
(akbarmuhammad.awardspace.co.uk)