2017 Russia, Literary Heritage/Russian Fables
designer: V Beltukov
The Rooster and the Pearl is a Russian fable by V.K. Trediakovsky. It also seems to be accredited to other authors, including Aesop.
"While pecking in a compost mound,
A Rooster came upon a Pearl
And cried, amazed 'What's this I found?!
It has no use in all the world'
What fools are men to treasure such
Tough grains that no one can digest
Now, barley does not shine as much,
But fills the belly. Which is best?"
Thus, often in the world of man, a fools deems useless what he does not understand
for the letter R: Russia, rooster