unemployed


Li Min Hua


Rhoo.  Rhoo.  Rhoo.

Quail Ku outcoos
the cuckoo;
calls "Crops!"

Rhoo.  Rhoo.  Rhoo.




Konk.  Konk.  Konk.

Geese Ku honks
"Collect, collect;
accrue, accrue."

Konk.  Konk.  Konk.




Ku.  Ku.  Ku.

All Kus cry,
"Quirk, quirk, coolies:
work, work."

Ku.  Ku.  Ku.



Screw, screw, screw,

screw these kook
Kus!  Kooks!  Kooks!
Screw, screw,

Kus, kus, kus.


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Note:   The Chinese character Ku
(`Hire, employ') combines the character
for `farmer's bird' and the character
for `man,' whom birds summon to work.




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