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Blessing the Boats - From quilting (1991), "sleeping beauty" Summary & Analysis

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From quilting (1991), "sleeping beauty" Summary

This poem is similar to its predecessor from the point of view of the fairytale character, Sleeping Beauty. She has been sleeping and wakes up with the kiss of the prince. His mouth turns hers red and then very hot, similar to almost-spent coal left in a grate. She knows so many things from when she was awake, and she must unlearn them all. When she opens her eyes, she resents the fact that she is awake and she blames the prince for it.

From quilting (1991), "sleeping beauty" Analysis

This poem makes mild fun of the standard interpretation of Sleeping Beauty. The usual interpretation makes it seem that Sleeping Beauty is so happy to be awakened after her long absence and is delighted to jump on the horse behind Prince Charming and ride...

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