Cinderella wept.

img_4336

‘Cinderella Wept’ by R.P.

I was inspired by blackout poetry pro Austin Kleon to give Erasure Poetry a bash for a recent creative writing assignment. 

Although in the end I decided not to include this piece in my submission, I am still pleased with how my first ever attempt at Erasure turned out. Though – I know – not the most elaborate piece, I hope to practice some more this year.

Why the Grimm’s ‘Cinderella’? I have just completed a class in Fairy Tales and Oral Narratives at university and, like many of the other participants, I was stunned to learn the true and gruesome meanings behind some of our most cherished and Disney-fied fairy tales. And, as Erasure Poetry symbolises hidden meaning in existing texts, well, I couldn’t think of a more apt starting point. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s