Daily Archives: April 13, 2018

Hare-Skin in Moon-Face…

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Sister-Sun and Sister-Moon

walked side by side in the sky…

Both were cold.

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One day they caught a hare,

skinned it, and put it in a cooking-pot to stew…

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While the hare was stewing

The two sisters began to quarrel

over who should take precedence at the meal…

They could not agree

and took to hurling insults at each other.

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In her rage Sister-Sun picked up the hare-skin

and flung it in the face of Sister-Moon.

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Sister-Moon retaliated by picking up the cooking-pot

and flinging its boiling contents in Sister-Sun’s face.

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Sister-Sun and Sister-Moon

no longer walk side by side in the sky…

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And since that time

Sister-Sun has become boiling hot

whilst the hare-skin she threw at her sister

can still be seen

in the silvery face of the full moon.