Pindaric Peas

Introduction

Table of Contents

About the Author

Financial Contributions


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Introduction


A collection of poems revolving around a young woman who aspires to follow in her family’s footsteps, this quirky princess tale hints at old world poets as she stumbles through the trials and tribulations of her creative journey.


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1 : Pindaric Princess

by Cadence Beret


Some think that Pinderella
Has been sequestered
With only pen and paper
In an ivy covered tower
Where she writes away her days
Filled with dreams and imageries
Because no one can believe
Her realities


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2 : Pinderella’s Etymology

by Cadence Beret


Defiant and determined
Her family she loved so
But she simply could not say I do
To her long time foe

The losses of the riches
This brought to her family
Is why she packed up and left
In search for employment

The note she left behind
Written for her dear papa
Was found by another
So her words he never saw

Dear Pa Pindar,
I don’t mean to disappoint
But I cannot wed a man
Who’ll pay only for my hand
Yet not care for my heart and thoughts
And everything I am

I will return with money earned
From what you taught me well
To eloquently write about
Vicissitudal life
With all my love,
Your princess Pinderella


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3 : Pinderella’s Prose

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Hired by a local press
Just outside of her town
Pinderella took to pen and paper
Instead of a computer

Haggled and harangued
By coworkers and new friends
For wasting too much time
Writing verses and lines
Instead of focussing her strengths
On facts and transcriptions

She was soon called in
By the editor
To review the intent and purpose
Of her hiring

“This and that – this noun
This and that – this pronoun
This and that and that is this
Is so pronominal
Why can’t I write how my speech sounds
Without these rules abound!”

Needless to say
The outburst of her words
Had her leave the office
And was asked not to return


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4 : Pindaric Imbroglio

by Cadence Beret


The imbroglio imago
I’ve become
Must be such an embarrassment
To those I love

But my conceit
Always reminds me
That I’m much more
Than what most see

So with every day that comes
I get up and carry on
Because this imbroglio
Will not bring me down


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5 : Pinderella’s Tumble

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Pinderella’s search for work
Led her to a rural town
Where she came upon a yard
Lined with blackberry shrubs

Without a second thought
Starved and hungered she dove in
Only to tumble down
A barb-wired gully

Bruised tired and battered
She sat on the grass
Picking not sweet blackberries
But thickets from her body

That’s when the sting of tears
Led her gaze up
And what she saw appear
She thought for sure to be a vision


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6 : Pinderella’s Vision

by Cadence Beret


The figure of him
Moving towards me
Figuratively
Literally
Left me breathless

The movement of his body
So classic and masculine
Figuratively
Literally
Made my head spin

The closer he moved in
The quicker my head spun
Which caused my heart to stop
Figuratively
Literally
I simply could not talk

The complete embarrassment
Of my awkward ineptness
Made me want to disappear
Figuratively
Literally
That’s when I passed out


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7 : Pindaric Sting

by Cadence Beret


Unconscious lying on the grass
The shadow above her
Leaned-in closer and closer
As her eyes slowly opened

Light-headed dazed confused
She asked “Who are you?”
But she couldn’t hear a thing
Cuz of a buzzing in her ear

He held out his hand
To help her off the grass
She kindly accepted
And the buzz suddenly stopped

She bounced up and hurled
Expletive-filled verses
While the bumble bee’s sting
Drilled deep into her ear


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8 : Pinderella’s Tale

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Pinderella recalled
A tale she’d once been told
Of her great-grandpa’s sting
On the lip not on the earlobe

“They say it induced in him
Honey-like sweet verses”
She explained to the man
She first thought to be a prince

A chuckle he blurted
As he casually said
“Doesn’t seem like sweet verses
This sting has cursed you with”

She laughed and quickly ouched!
Clenched her jaw to prevent
Further expletive refrains
From the bee sting’s pain

That’s when she and the gentleman
Who held her by the hand
Headed towards the home
Lined with blackberry shrubs


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9 : Pinderella’s Pause

by Cadence Beret


“Please come in”
He kindly invited
“I’ll introduce you to my sister
And we’ll tend to that sting”

Momentarily hesitant
Pinderella paused
“Perhaps I should first ask
Who you are and what your name is?”

Slightly surprised
By her sure and ready stance
He quickly shook his head
And went on to explain

“My name is Pierce Perceiver
I and my sister own this land
Now perhaps I should ask
Why you chose to trespass?”

Pinderella’s eyes widened
And shifted side to side
As she tried to recall
How she got here at all


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10 : Pindaric Renaissance

by Cadence Beret


They both stood by the doorstep
While the truth she unfolded
Of the trials and tribulations
She had come upon
After leaving her home

Pierce Perceiver soon perceived
Pinderella was no damsel
In distress after this fall
But was rather quite determined
To achieve her goals

Pierce again held out his hand
Towards the door not Pinderella’s
Since he realized on her own
She could clearly stand

Grateful for his kindness
And appreciative of relief
She entered the home
Of Pierce’s sister Paula

After tending to the sting
They sat back for a chat
That’s when Pierce’s sister Paula
Explained to Pinderella
How she’d also been stung

Soon together they discovered
They could put together
A Pindaric printing press
Where they all could earn
A living with their words!


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Closing Remarks


A note from Cadence:

Turning to creative writing as an outlet to express thoughts and emotions can lead a person to serious introspection. But while doing so, I sometimes like to turn to humour and satire while fantasizing whimsical tales.

Princess Pinderella is a character I applied to many of these satirical, sometimes slightly somber, but often humorous creative writing pieces over the years. Recently adding a few more to create this brief tale, I look forward to continue this Pindaric tale to discover how these precious peas make out on the journey they embarked on.

Thank you for reading Pindaric Peas.

Cadence B.


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About the Author


Taking time to myself while enjoying outdoor activities and a rigorous fitness schedule, I fill other hours of the day with creative writing, reading, researching and exploring various concepts and themes of interest. This is how many poems, some of which led to the development of a Pindaric Princess character, came to be.

More recently, most of my time has been spent focussing on the developement of the Cadent Words website. An area where I can showcase some of the pieces I’ve written, I look forward to creating more pieces while continuing to maintain this website for readers to have access to and enjoy.

Thank you for taking a moment of your time to get to know me.

Cadence B.


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