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The Deconstructed Princesses

The Deconstructed Princesses

One maiden spoke in toads,
another in pearls,
and a third with the nightingale's voice.
If you ask me,
I would have to say
all the world's magic
comes directly from the mouth.

- Jane Yolen, from her poem
“Once Upon a Time,” She Said


Oil paint wash and pencil on canvas paper.

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