the time for the princess
to get married had come
and the king
invited the five contenders,
each of which
brought a gift.
Winter brought the cold
a fruit basket
Summer brought the heat
Autumn the rain
and time brought peace.
The princess chose and said:
"Without cold I'll be warm
without fruit I'll be hungry
without heat I'll be cold
and without rain I'll be thirsty
but without peace
I will die.”

November 21, 2017