6.22.2011

New 'Do

Just look at him! There he stands,
With his nasty hair and hands. See! His nails are never cut; They are grim’d as black as soot; And the sloven, I declare,Never once has combed his hair;Anything to me is sweeter
Than to see this Struwwelpeter.

Sieh einmal, hier steht er – Pfui! Der Struwwelpeter!An den Händen beidenLieß er sich nicht schneidenSeine Nägel fast ein Jahr. Kämmen ließ er nicht sein Haar.„Pfui!“ ruft da ein jeder: 
„Garstger Struwwelpeter“ 


From Der Struwwelpeter, a collection of German fairytales.  My (very German) grandmother used to read these cautionary tales to me when I was a child. And this one, is just the beginning...



6 comments:

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

You are just too too much!

Prisoner of Fashion said...

very fun and cool blog <3

http://prisonerofashion.blogspot.com/

leonie said...

loving the first photo of the finger branches.

✘leonie

www.monstrexi.com

Joy D. said...

Chandelier head is my favorite.

Claudia Juestel said...

Growing up in Austria I remember the story very well. Most stories and fairytales we heard as children were cautionary tales. I am trying to remember just one really happy one....

You show a much more hauntingly beautiful image of Struwelpeter. :)

Cheers,

Claudia

Diane said...

Lauren, the roses fantasy photo is a winner--scrolling down from the top and coming to the finale--!! It took me a moment to discern the "branches". Are you familiar with Tiger Lilies' album, Shockheaded Peter, based on Streuel Peter? (You seem like a Tiger Lilies kind of girl :)

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