The poets have all told my story wrongthought there was a well, and me out all alone.The well was deep and so the rope was long.I had a golden ball, a pretty song;nothing’s so lovely as what is one’s own.The poets have all told my story wrong.I tossed my ball, I tossed it far and strongwith consequences that would make me moan.The well was deep and so the rope was long.Then, from the well, climbing rung by rung,a toad retrieved my ball like a dog’s bone.The poets have all told my story wrong,he said, I am no prince. But I was wondering:Is the moon the great bucket, or is the sun?The well was deep and so the rope was long.I kissed him. Now, two toads, we hanghere on the dry land, as we call wet stone.The poets have all told our story wrong:our well is deep and so our rope is long.—Dawn Corrigan, “The Princess”Photography Credit Sébastien Chou via Booooooom

The poets have all told my story wrong
thought there was a well, and me out all alone.
The well was deep and so the rope was long.

I had a golden ball, a pretty song;
nothing’s so lovely as what is one’s own.
The poets have all told my story wrong.

I tossed my ball, I tossed it far and strong
with consequences that would make me moan.
The well was deep and so the rope was long.

Then, from the well, climbing rung by rung,
a toad retrieved my ball like a dog’s bone.
The poets have all told my story wrong,

he said, I am no prince. But I was wondering:
Is the moon the great bucket, or is the sun?
The well was deep and so the rope was long.

I kissed him. Now, two toads, we hang
here on the dry land, as we call wet stone.
The poets have all told our story wrong:
our well is deep and so our rope is long.

Dawn Corrigan, “The Princess”
Photography Credit Sébastien Chou via Booooooom

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