In the morning, Jonathan’s pelican
Lays a pure white egg
And from it there emerges a pelican
Astonishingly like the first one.
And this second pelican
Lays, in its turn, a pure white egg
From which there emerges, inevitably,
Another one that does the same thing.
This can keep going on for a very long time
Unless someone makes an omelet first.
By Robert Desnos