Friday, August 06, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 6


...The noble's daughter was set to do all the drudgery of the house, to attend the kitchen fire, and had naught to sleep on but the heap of cinder raked out in the scullery; and that is why they called her Cinder Maid. And no one took pity on Cinderella ... [The Cinder Maid;Europe; Joseph Jacobs]

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 included in the day's post

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11 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine said...

what every cinderella wants...I thought mine fitted, but I dont' understand, the story is the same, slaving away, what am I missing Gillena?

8:04 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine, you're right on track; i'm telling the story; using the views of different storytellers; the story of Cinderella is her story, i can't distort it just present it, and where paralells pop up slip those into the presenation; this is just the first week of August we have 3 more weeks of exploration; today we looked at DISREGARD; can you stay the stay the course Lorraine, i think you will; thank you for the haiga you sent me, it will be used in the sequence
much love
gillena

9:27 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Good haiga, Gillena :)

Lorraine -- You won't find as much versions as the tale of Cindrella -- I was once asked by a client to research and by God! I didn't know if I had to laugh at myself for the way I read it as a child, or at the modern interpretations -- :)

wishes,
devika

12:25 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Beautiful. And a fascinating new project...

3:35 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

glad you popped in Frieda

much love
gillena

4:49 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Devika
i look forward too and appreiciate our dialogging behind the scenes here at Lunch break, thanks for following the August renga, hope you'll stay the course...The Cinderella wikipedia informs 'The Cinderella theme may well have originated in classical antiquity. The Greek historian Strabo (Geographica Book 17, 1.33) recorded in the 1st century BC the tale of the Greco-Egyptian girl Rhodopis, "rosy-cheeked", who lived in the Greek colony of Naucratis in Ancient Egypt. It is often considered the oldest known version of the story...Thousands of variants are known throughout the world...The word "cinderella" has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes are unrecognised, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of Cinderella continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions, and tropes to a wide variety of media'

i look forward to more of your sharing

much love
gillena

8:05 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Ok that's great, a little background first, makes sense, thanks for always putting up with my ignorance ;)

8:13 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

I am always here with you Gillena...

and my comment was more about the interpretation...including Freudian - the psycho-analytical one :)

i have read quite a few versions for that paper...don't exactly remember; and i lost my copy of the paper when my system crashed,

anyway, i'll be on track here...and will only be happy to share that I know and my thoughts, Gillena :)

love,always
devika

9:24 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

thank you Lorraine, for daring to adventure

thank you Devika your insightfulness is totally welcome here at Lunch break

much love
gillena

4:47 PM  
Blogger HaikuKelly said...

For me, there is something lovely, foreign and tropical about this haiku. I know it's your reference to the tamarind leaves. We don't have those where I live. But, there is also something very intimate going on. You have spent your life with tamarind trees and thus know their patterns. It makes me realize that I have relationships with the trees around me too.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Kelly; so true, we do consciously or subcosciously develop relatioships to our evironment

much love
gillea

6:42 AM  

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