Rapunzel, Born Of Hunger Poem by Harley White

Rapunzel, Born Of Hunger

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[Song from my version of "Rapunzel"]

(Witch sings to Mother, who is clinging to baby :)

Rapunzel, born of hunger
That never could be sated, —
The Furies' song was sung her—
Her destiny created.

You've nourished from my garden
This baby, in your womb.—
Such sin can find no pardon.—
Your craving was her doom.

(Witch, in front of Mother and baby, repeats :)

Rapunzel, born of hunger
That never could be sated, —
The Furies' song was sung her—
Her destiny created.

You've nourished from my garden
This baby, in your womb.—
Such sin can find no pardon.—
Your craving was her doom.

(Witch sings, forcing Mother to hand over baby :)

I'll take the child and leave you—
To raise her as my own.—
Though parting now will grieve you,
The cause is yours alone.

Rapunzel, born of hunger
A fate none can defy—
The Furies' song was sung her—
To be her lullaby…

(Repeat :)

Rapunzel, born of hunger
A fate none can defy—
The Furies' song was sung her—
To be her lullaby…

(Witch repeats, going away with baby, amidst the broken-hearted sobbing of the devastated Mother and Father :)

The Furies' song was sung her—
To be her lullaby…

(Witch repeats, fading out as she disappears with baby, Rapunzel :)

To be her lullaby…
To be her lullaby…
To be her lullaby…
To be her lullaby…

Rapunzel, Born Of Hunger
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: destiny,fairy tale,hunger,song
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Included is a rough sound recording of myself singing the song with my original melody...

(The song is reprised at end of Chapter with new lyrics.)

[Excerpt from "Rapunzel" ~ a 'dream life' in my Work in Progress ~ frame story ~ "Sleeping Beauty"]

Illustration ~ Witch in Rapunzel ~ Anne Anderson, illustrator ~ Fairy Tales of Grimm & Andersen ~ [c1920s]
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
M Seavey 17 December 2017

Exraordinary...just as you are, dear Harley.

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Harley White 17 December 2017

Thank you so much! You are special yourself...

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