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The Sleeping Beauty

on February 4, 2023

I’m pleased to announce that my poem, “The Sleeping Beauty,” has been published today on Gobblers & Masticadores. Thank you, J. RE Crivello and Manuela Timofte, for publishing it. Please visit Gobblers & Masticadores and show them your support. Thanks!

Gobblers & Masticadores

by Dawn Pisturino

Lying there in sweet repose, Lips as red as any rose, The Sleeping Beauty rests her head Upon a gold and velvet bed; Golden tresses fair displayed Around the shoulders softly laid, Be-decked in sequined, jeweled dress, Her slender hands across her breast. Fair Maid! -- What evil cast you here To sleep a full one hundred year Until a Prince with noble pride Into the castle court should ride And climb the steeply winding stair To find a maid with golden hair Lying on a couch asleep, Lost in dreaming long and deep, And drop upon the tender lips A kiss so pure the magic slips. And, lo! -- the eyelids flutter wide And see a vision at her side: A handsome Prince so near and nigh, The maiden cannot help but sigh And stretch out pleading hands to him Who kissed her softly on a…

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21 responses to “The Sleeping Beauty

  1. Phil says:

    Poetry as lovely as the Sleeping Beauty, herself…a splendid work, dear Dawn! ✍🏼πŸ₯°

    Liked by 2 people

  2. I’ll head there now but I do love the start of this poem that is beautiful and looks to be fun. The picture is awesome. Congrats to you Dawn! πŸ’ž

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  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    An amazing poem, Dawn!

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  4. utahan15 says:

    sleep deep rem dreams mean most
    she walks a teen mien
    bf mebbee only she knows
    her mom walks the dog
    and smiles
    to me and i can see
    the ultimate mystery of a mother and her daughter
    a dancer and a digger

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  5. KK says:

    Both poem and picture are excellent πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

  6. It is a very beautiful poem. Congratulations!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. alluring, awaking past childhood dreams

    Liked by 2 people

  8. utahan15 says:

    awoken but not bespoken

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Congrats Dawn! What a beautiful take on Sleeping Beauty, in both words and image!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Anca Horga says:

    Beautiful description and imaginary, Dawn!

    Liked by 1 person

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