Tuesday, December 2, 2008
there was once a woman who admired a dog;
the dog was handsome,
she liked his face.
that night that dog turned into a man
he became her husband
never tell anyone I used to be a dog
never mention it at all
he said to his wife
for a long time they lived together
she never thought of him as a dog
she never spoke of it.
but one day she saw some dogs in the village
they were all chasing a bitch in heat
everywhere here and there
so she asked her husband if he would like
to be one of them
and instantly he said yes
and turned back into a dog
and away he ran with the others.
Malecite Tales from 1917.