Monday, August 30, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 30


terraced rice fields of China image from...

.茶の煙柳と共にそよぐ也
cha no kemuri yanagi to tomo ni soyogu nari

the tea smoke
and the willow
together trembling
Issa 1794...


ah, Cinderella
you are who you are--
silks and slippers
mice and fairy godmothers
merely affirmed the YOU!
--diane..

the first written Cinderella story, called Yeh-Shen, was written in 850 A.D. in China? It’s over a thousand years older than the earliest known European version! And that’s not even the oldest version of Cinderella.

The king and his men returned home with Cinderella... where she produced the other slipper. As she slipped on the two slippers her rags turned into the beautiful gown and cloak she had worn to the festival. The king realized that she
was the one for him...
[Aai Ling Louie; The Chinese version of Cinderella;Yeh-Shen;A Cinderella Story]

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 be included in the day's post

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7 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

ah, Cinderella
you are who you are--
silks and slippers
mice and fairy godmothers
merely affirmed the YOU!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I never knew that, and beautiful the story

9:34 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Diane welcome; thank you for your sharing i have posted your tanka upfront


Lorraine thank you for stopping by

much love
gillena

9:47 AM  
Blogger joo said...

Interesting, I didn't know it!
Lovely image and I love Diane's poem:)

3:16 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Fascinating, another version of the tale. You keep on amazing me :-)

3:38 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

As always... _m

9:38 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Magyar, Frieda, Joo, Lorraine, Diane ---Glad you stopped by

much love
gillena

7:10 AM  

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