same story, different poet – via Fables of Aesop
A man whose cloak flowed raven black
intrigued the Sun & Wind.
The Wind bragged, “With a power you lack,
I’ll steal that off his back!”
The Sun replied, “Oh, is that true?
I’ll watch you follow through.”
Riled up, the Wind blew, blew & blew
with all his strength & will—
the man did not release the cloak
but held it closer still.
That’s when the Sun poured down her rays
to make the weather hot
& with persuasion won a game
mere forcefulness could not.