Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome Ends


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The Prince finds out that there is still one more girl in the house. Once Cinderella is freed from her cell, she tries on the slipper. It is a perfect fit. The Prince takes Cinderella with him to his castle. A royal wedding takes place at the palace and Cinderella and the Prince live happily ever. [Aaron Green;The Cinderella Ballet: A Synopsis of the Cinderella Ballet; From Riches to Rags to Riches Again]

cinderella's prince
drank champagne from glass slippers
on their honeymoon
--Voice of A Woman...



Thanks to all of you who journyed with me through this Cinderella adventure, thanks for your support, your visits, your sharings

Thus ends the Cinderella Syndrome; or What every girl should have; well!!! at least once in her lifetime, anyways; presented in haiku/haibun style throughout the month of August; e-mail me or add at comments, any verse you would like to be included in today's post.

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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]

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 29


lady slipper image from...

.ひよ鳥のちょこちょこ見廻ふかけ菜哉
hiyodori no choko-choko mi mau kake na kana

a bulbul-bird bustles
around inspecting...
vegetables hung to dry
Issa 1822...

So the ministers tried the slipper on the foot of every girl in the land until only Cinderella... was left...[Story Telling; Cinderella]

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 28


eye of Horus image from...


heart's quest
will the heavens favour
a princely longing
--gillena cox


...the Egyptian version of Cinderella... where her name is Rhodopis is considered the oldest version of the story, the literature was first recorded by the Roman historian Strabo in the first century BC.[The Egyptian Cinderella]

...but knowing this was a sign from Horus he sent out a decree that all maidens in Egypt must try on the slipper, and the owner of the slipper would be his queen. [The Eyptian Cinderella]

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 27


rubik cube image from...

.松苗ややがて他人のゆふ涼み

matsu nae ya yagate tanin no yûsuzumi

pine sapling--
before long, strangers enjoy
evening's cool
--Issa 1803...

The guards at the palace gate were asked if they had not seen a princess go out. They replied that they had seen nobody leave but a young girl, very shabbily dressed, and who had more the air of a poor country wench than a gentlewoman.
When the two sisters returned from the ball Cinderella... asked them if they had been well entertained, and if the fine lady had been there. They told her, yes, but that she hurried away immediately when it struck twelve, and with so much haste that she dropped one of her little glass slippers, the prettiest in the world, which the king's son had picked up; that he had done nothing but look at her all the time at the ball, and that most certainly he was very much in love with the beautiful person who owned the glass slipper. What they said was very true; for a few days later, the king's son had it proclaimed, by sound of trumpet, that he would marry her whose foot this slipper would just fit... [France; Charles Perrault; Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper]

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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]

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 25


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that august evening
the untrained puppy
chews a poem
--gillena cox

....[Roald Dahl; Old Poetry Cinderella]
I guess you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory.
The phoney one, the one you know,
Was cooked up years and years ago,
And made to sound all soft and sappy
just to keep the children happy.
Mind you, they got the first bit right,
The bit where, in the dead of night,
The Ugly Sisters, jewels and all,
Departed for the Palace Ball,
While darling little Cinderella
Was locked up in a slimy cellar,
Where rats who wanted things to eat,
Began to nibble at her feet.

She bellowed 'Help!' and 'Let me out!
The Magic Fairy heard her shout.
Appearing in a blaze of light,
She said: 'My dear, are you all right?'
'All right?' cried Cindy .'Can't you see
'I feel as rotten as can be!'
She beat her fist against the wall,
And shouted, 'Get me to the Ball!
'There is a Disco at the Palace!
'The rest have gone and I am jealous!
'I want a dress! I want a coach!
'And earrings and a diamond brooch!
'And silver slippers, two of those!
'And lovely nylon panty hose!
'Done up like that I'll guarantee
'The handsome Prince will fall for me!'
The Fairy said, 'Hang on a tick.'
She gave her wand a mighty flick
And quickly, in no time at all,
Cindy was at the Palace Ball!

It made the Ugly Sisters wince
To see her dancing with the Prince.
She held him very tight and pressed
herself against his manly chest.
The Prince himself was turned to pulp,
All he could do was gasp and gulp.
Then midnight struck. She shouted,'Heck!
I've got to run to save my neck!'
The Prince cried, 'No! Alas! Alack!'
He grabbed her dress to hold her back.
As Cindy shouted, 'Let me go!'
The dress was ripped from head to toe...Cinderella; read the entire poem here...


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 24


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at sunrise
the call of
kiskadee
--gillena cox

hearth broom
in a cloud of ash dust
she dances
--Bette Norcross Wappner (b'oki)



When her father and stepmother and two sisters came home after the ball they could talk of nothing but the lovely lady: "Ah, would not you have like to have been there?" said the sisters to Cinder Maid/ Cinderella... as she helped them to take off their fine dresses. "The was a most lovely lady with a dress like the heavens and shoes of bright copper, and the prince would dance with none but her; and when midnight came she disappeared and the prince could not find her. He is going to give a second ball in the hope that she will come again. Perhaps she will not, and then we will have our chance." [The Cinder Maid;reconstructed from various European sources by Joseph Jacobs]

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 23


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At the ball, the entire court was entranced by Cinderella, especially the Prince, who never left her side. Unrecognized by her sisters, Cinderella remembered to leave before midnight. Back home, Cinderella graciously thanked her Godmother. She then greeted the Stepsisters who enthusiastically talked of nothing but the beautiful girl at the ball.[Cinderella From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; Plot taken from Perrault]

summer stars so bright
I'm your destiny, he said
and she believed him
--haikukelly

Late at the dance hall
someone whispers
Aschenputtel
--Ralf Bröker


they sway and glide
with a feathery lightness
bourn on the wind;
their budding love would stop time
if life were lived in dreams
--Adelaide...

cinders
left cooling at the hearth
this waltz
--magyar




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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 22



Begloved:
I have 3 gloves left,
each a different color,
for only two hands.
--dianne..


...enjoy yourself at the ball
Cinderella ..., said the fairy godmother, but be warned; my magic will end at midnight and everything will be as it was before[Interactives; elements of a story, Cinderella]

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 21


Cannas from...

gift of beauty-
the flowers adorning
our gardens
--gillena cox

'Fairy God Mother'
From ash to beauty,
only crystal slipper left:
one less is enough!
--dianne..


...With a flick of her magic wand, Cinderella ... found herself wearing the most beautiful dress, the loveliest ever seen in the realm. “Now that we have settled the matter of the dress,” said the fairy... [Childhood reading.com; Cinderella]


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 20



So Cinderella ... fetched a golden pumpkin, six grey mice, a whiskered rate, six lizards. The fairy godmother touched them with her wand and the
pumpkin became a golden coach, the mice became six grey horses, the rat became a coachman with the most enormous moustache, and the lizards became six footmen dressed in green and yellow, [Children's story.com]

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 19


...Then she took her into her chamber, and said to her, "Run into the garden, and bring me a pumpkin." Cinderella... went immediately to gather the
finest she could get, and brought it to her godmother, not being able to imagine how this pumpkin could make her go to the ball. Her godmother scooped out all the inside of it, having left nothing but the rind; which done, she struck it with her wand, and the pumpkin was instantly turned into a fine coach, gilded all over with gold...
[bygosh.com; Cinderella,or The Little Glass Slipper]

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 18


mimosa pudica or sensitive plant, is locally referred to in Trinidad and Tobago, as 'ti marie'

How can I, dressed in rags?. Cinderella ... replied, the servants will turn me away!...[Story Telling]

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 17


Suddenly something amazing happened. As Cinderella... was sitting all alone, there was a burst of light and a fairy appeared. Don't be alarmed Cinderella, said the fairy. I know you would love to go to the ball. And so you shall![Story Time]

her dreams
respected rather
than belittled?
cinderella's chances
the real fairytale
--Diane Mayr


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Monday, August 16, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 16


...Now when the night came for the royal ball Cinderella ... the Cinder Maid had to help the two sisters to dress in their fine dresses and saw them drive off in the carriage with her father and their mother. But she went to her own mother's grave and sat beneath the hazel tree and wept and cried out:
Tree o' mine, O tree o' me,
With my tears I've watered thee;
Make me a lady fair to see,
Dress me as splendid as can be... [The Cinder Maid;Europe; Joseph Jacobs]

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 15


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the US oil spill
human hair requested for
the clean up campaign
--gillena cox


They sent for the best tire-woman they could get to make up their head-dresses and adjust their double pinners, and they had their red brushes and patches from Mademoiselle de la Poche. Cinderella... was likewise called up to them to be consulted in all these matters, for she had excellent notions, and advised them always for the best, nay, and offered her services to dress their heads, which they were very willing she should do. As she was doing this, they said to her: "Cinderella, would you not be glad to go to the ball?" "Alas!" said she, "you only jeer me; it is not for such as I am to go thither." "Thou art in the right of it," replied they; "it would make the people laugh to see a Cinderwench at a ball." [bygosh.com; Cinderella,or The Little Glass Slipper]

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 14


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in the park mere minutes after noon
pigeons fly and pigeons peck
--gillena cox

... Ash Girl, Cinderella ...; boldly asks for permission to go. Her step–mother empties a dish of lentils into the hearth, saying, "First you must pick the lentils out of the ashes within two hours. If you succeed, perhaps you'll go to the ball. If you fail, I'll beat you black and blue." The girl calls down the birds from the sky to come to her aid and finish the work. They do so, and the task is fulfilled, but the step–mother will not relent; she tosses two bowls of lentils into the hearth, saying, "Pick them out again within one hour." The birds come again at the Ash Girl's bidding; she fulfils her task, but to no avail...[Cinderella: Ashes, Blood, and the Slipper of Glass by Terri Windling]

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 13


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talk
is even cheaper--
cell phones
--gillena cox

...But Cinderella's ugly sisters, ho ho ho, they were excited. They couldn't talk about anything else...[Children's story.com]


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 12


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alley cat
his bold stare as he slips through
the wrought iron gate
--gillena cox

"Miaow", which really meant, "Cheer up! You have something neither of your stepsisters have and that is beauty." It was quite true. Cinderella, even dressed in rags with a dusty gray face from the cinders, was a lovely girl. While her stepsisters, no matter how splendid and elegant their clothes, were still clumsy, lumpy and ugly and always would be. [Ivy Joy's Fables and Fairy Tales]


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 11


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... One day, beautiful new dresses arrived at the house. A ball was to be held at Court and the stepsisters were getting ready to go to it. Cinderella ..., didn't even dare ask, didnt even dare ask [Ivy Joy's Fables and Fairy Tales]

for the king's ball
the finest silk and satins
and sparkling jewels
to adorn and fool the eyes
but not the heart of true love
--Adelaide...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 10


Once upon a time, though it was not in my time or in your time, or in anybody else's time, there was a great king who had an only son, the prince and heir who was about to come of age. So the king sent round a herald who should blow his trumpet at every four corners where two roads met. And when the people came together he would call out, "O yes, O yes, O yes, know ye that his grace the king will give on Monday sennight" -- that meant seven nights or a week after -- "a royal ball to which all maidens of noble birth are hereby summoned; and be it furthermore known unto you that at this ball his highness the prince will select unto himself a lady that shall be his bride and our future queen. God save the king." Now there was among the nobles of the king's court one who had married twice, and by the first marriage he had but one daughter..., Cinderella[Europe; Joseph Jacobs;The Cinder Maid]

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 9


...everyone orders Cinderella ... around: her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters -- even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But no matter how her family abuses and humiliates her, they can't stop her from dreaming. For dreams are the wishes of Cinderella's heart, and, despite her sadness and hardships, she has faith that someday her wishes of happiness will come true...[Disney archives]

a bell
these thousand strikers
the rain
--Magyar



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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 8


I am not related to Mickey, Minnie, or Mighty, (even though there is a small resemblance to that super-hero Mighty mouse). I live in the attic in Cinderella's house .... You might say Cindy and I were roommates. When she was small, and her father was alive, we shared a beautiful room downstairs. But after her father died, she was put in the attic. I naturally followed, because I knew she would need my company. And need me she did. At first, she thought of me only as a common ordinary mouse. Night after night she would throw me crumbs. I thought she was very kind. Then one night, after her step-mother locked the door, she began to cry. I climbed up on Cindy's lap. She talked to me and gave me my name. I thought at the time it was a nerdy name, "Oscar", but I am used to it now. I even kind-of like it.
Everyday I watched Cindy work sooo hard. Finally one day, quite by accident, I found a way to help her. You see, her step-sisters were ordering her around, and they made her cry. Cindy cried a lot. I never knew a girl could hold so much water!. Anyway, I ran to Cindy and they saw me. Boy, you should have seen them clear the room!. Faster than a speeding bullet-- they almost broke their necks as they ran screaming from the room. You should have heard them! "Eeeek... a Mouse!","Mother!!", "Help!!!". Cindy and I laughed so hard. It was a really good moment. [Yvonne Augustin;Cinderella-The Real Story]

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 7


...Well, after a time he fell into war with another king, and went out to battle with his host, and then the stepmother thought she might do as she pleased; and so she both starved and beat the princess, Cinderella ..., and was after her in every hole and corner of the house. At last she thought everything too good for her, and turned her out to herd cattle. So there she went about with the cattle, and herded them in the woods and on the fells. As for food, she got little or none, and she grew thin and wan, and was always sobbing and sorrowful. Now in the herd there was a great dun bull, which always kept himself so neat and sleek, and often and often he came up to the princess, and let her pat him. So one day when she sat there, sad, and sobbing, and sorrowful, he came up to her and asked her outright why she was always in such grief. She answered nothing, but went on weeping.
"Ah!" said the bull, "I know all about it quite well, though you won't tell me; you weep because the queen is bad to you, and because she is ready to starve you to death. But food you've no need to fret about, for in my left ear lies a cloth, and when you take and spread it out, you may have as many dishes as you please..." [Norway; Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe]

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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]

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 5


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a rooster crows again and again
and again into the silence
--gillena cox


Her stepsisters took her dresses away from her and made her wear an old gray skirt. "That is good enough for you!" they said, making fun of her and leading her into the kitchen. Then the poor child had to do the most difficult work. Cinderella... had to get up before sunrise, carry water, make the fire, cook, and wash...[Germany; Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm]

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 4


Once upon a time there was a rich man who lived happily for a long time with his wife. Together they had a single daughter. Then the woman became ill, and when she was lying on her deathbed, she called her daughter to her side, and said, "Dear child, I must leave you now, but I will look down on you from heaven. Plant a little tree on my grave, and when you want something, just shake the tree, and you shall get what you want. I will help you in time of need. Just remain pious and good." Then she closed her eyes and died. The child cried, and planted a little tree on her mother's grave. Cinderella... did not need to carry any water to it, because her tears provided all the water that it needed...[Germany; Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm]

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 3



No sooner were the ceremonies of the wedding over the stepmother began to show herself in her true colors. She could not bear the good qualities of this pretty girl, because they made her own daughters appear the more odious. She employed Cinderella; in the meanest work of the house:-- She scoured the dishes, tables, etc., and cleaned madam's chamber, and those of misses. She slept in a sorry garret, on a wretched straw bed...[France; Charles Perrault]

red knees
this scrubbing of the tiles
bare foot
--magyar


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Monday, August 02, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 2


Today is a holiday in Trindad and Tobago; Emancipation Day

But, for the poor unhappy girl, Cinderella; there was nothing at all. No dresses, only her stepsisters’ hand-me-downs. No lovely dishes, nothing but scraps. No rest and no comfort. She had to work hard all day...


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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Cinderella Syndrome 1


Once upon a time there lived an unhappy young girl, Cinderella; her mother was dead and her father had married a widow with two daughters...
moon sliding through
the fleecy clouds - the gleam
in her eyes, as she reads
to her five year old girl,
a fairy tale
--Devika


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