Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! ! Machiavelli's Advice to Princes


Cinderella
is a shoo-in.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Edited: Friday, February 08, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (! ! Machiavelli's Advice to Princes by Michael Shepherd )

Enter the verification code :

  • Michael Shepherd (3/9/2005 7:58:00 AM)

    (This footnote is longer than the text in accordance with Best Academic Practice) :

    Sandra, the Cinderalla story comes down to us only in the version with Cinders as protagonist. In fact the original, said to be by John of Salisbury in his advice to princes, is a paradigmatic instruction featuring the Prince as ideal ruler, seeking a Rousseauesque social contract with the representative of the oppressed underclass. She represents woman as soul and the natural wisdom that guides the Prince in his duty. In the original, Buttons is the chief character, as mediator of this social contract. More of this elsewhere. The fairy godmother is of course universal justice and redemption. ('Fairy' stories actually mean stories about fate.) Thanks for asking... (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. GOD'S CALLING, Tom Zart
  2. For Scooner, about the closeness, Annie Cordelia Adams
  3. SEXUAL RUSH, Peter LeBuhn
  4. Reality, dhia abada
  5. Atonement, Sylvia Perry
  6. Cinnabar Grotto, Sylvia Perry
  7. Harlot, Sylvia Perry
  8. The Inevitable Eternity, Sylvia Perry
  9. Sylvia's Sex Chronicles Pt. I, Sylvia Perry
  10. Giving You Praise, Sylvia Perry

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]