Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 26


haiga--Lorraine Renaud

still warm in our young love he waits while i retrieve my sandals
--gillena cox

When evening came, Cinderella... wished to leave, and the king's son was anxious to go with her, but she escaped from him so quickly that he could not follow her. The king's son, however, had employed a ruse, and had caused the whole staircase to be smeared with pitch, and there, when she ran down, had the maiden's left slipper remained stuck. The king's son picked it up, and it was small and dainty...[Aschenputtel (Cinderella)by the Brothers Grimm]

continuing the Cinderella Syndrome or What every girl should have; well!!! at least once in her lifetime, anyways...in haiku/haibun style throughout the month of August; e-mail me or add your contributions at comments; to beincluded in the day's post

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8 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine said...

WOw lol I love it, beautiful as always Gillena ;)

9:16 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

I think its the first time I am reading a eromantica from you, Gillena...Nice :)

Lorraine's -- its last year's, I remember the day...nice haiga...except Cindrella was rushing back to her baggage of domestic burden, perhaps :)

wishes,
devika

9:47 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

You know what -- of all that fairy tale...I loved to read the part she does the domestic chores...the pucca feminine self in me; I love to do it myself; may be thats why...the time i get my mind free for myself :)

wishes,
devika

9:51 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine, Devika, thanks for dropping in;

you know the saying 'If the shoe fits...'

well sometimes, like in the case of Lorraine's haiga persona we all like to let go of all the ascribed responsibilities, and just be, even for that fleeting haiku instance a carefree persona;

but Devika; in the case of Cinderella, personally, i beleive she wasn't rushing back to her domestics; i think she had her dreams, but she was sensible enough to acknowledge the constraints of her life situation at that time; so she had to leave; some of the story versions had her leaving two nights on time; to my mind, she knew this was the last night of the ball she would leave; but not without her feminine persona, her hidden siren, inciting her prince to pursue her,

much love
gillena

10:25 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

The fact that Cinderella in open to any number of interpretaions is the inetersting aspect of the fairy tale, as I see it (though I am not very comfortably convinced with some of them, from a personal viewpoint)

btw, I don't know about such a siren ;)....and if that works, modern Cinderalla aspirants must be reading Dahl's poem of y'day I guess! ha :)

wishes,
devika

11:13 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Devika yes there are many many variants but one good thing the main themes remain, that of oppression, dreams, triumph, and a happy ending

much love
gillena

1:17 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

It's interesting the different versions of the tale, each with a slightly different detail.

Adelaide

6:18 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Adelaide, Devika, Lorraine; thanks for dropping in

much love
gillena

5:17 AM  

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