Friday, April 9, 2010

Suffering for Beauty

An ancient art
From regions exotic,
Beauty held on
By a thread,

Row upon row,
Of twisting and weaving,
The follicles
Raised from their beds.

From delicate hands
Trained in expertly etching
The loveliest frame
For each face,

The charge of pain
Such a small price to pay
For another whole
Three weeks of grace!

55 Flash Fiction Friday: Compose a story in 55 words and report back to the G-Man at …every Friday.

I was almost stumped this week on finding a nice light topic for Friday Flash 55… until I went for my regular visit to the salon and thought now this is an experience I’m sure our G-Daddy has never had – so I must share it. Eyebrow threading: momentarily painful but the results are well worth it!


John's comments said...

They say you have never felt pain until you have been sugared and waxed! My 55 is here

anthonynorth said...

A great poem. The pain some people go through.

Brian Miller said...

was watching this the other day...the pain of beauty...yikes. nice 55.

mine is up!

Hootin' Anni said...

This, at least I HOPE G-man hasn't experienced first hand.

Here is my Flash 55 for the week. [scroll down below my Show n Tell feature]

Have a wonderful Friday.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Owwwww! That sounds perfectly dreadful. "Torn from their beds"

I tried to pluck my eyebrows once when I was sixteen.
Now I just leave them bushy for the loveliest frame.

Mine is up...a different sort of pain.

Let's have a good weekend regardless.

Nessa said...

Eyebrow threading? I've never heard of this. Your poem is sending me to google.

Maha said...

It was very beautifully written.
Haven't been through this yet, so I'm just asking, do you have to do it EVERY THREE WEEKS?!

g-man said...

Lemme see...
Arm-Pit hair braiding..
Full Body Brazillian Wax..
Nope! Never had my brows threaded!
Excellent 55 Felicitas.
We all get our inspiration in different places.
Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

PattiKen said...

What a beautiful description of this ancient though painful art. Though you do know that everyone probably scrolled back up to look at your eyebrows... ;-)

Vodka Logic said...

I have seen it at the mall but never thought about it.. thank

my 55 is up

otin said...

What the hell is eyebrow threading. lol

Dulce said...

THat is a wise way to thread words!!!
Greatly done

Buzzard said...

Do they thread them back in the same place, or do they put them wherever they want like I see on some women?

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Very beautifully written, Felicitas!
It is indeed an ancient art but now being practiced all over the world especially by westerners.

Do you know that Chinese women used to thread their eyebrows only on the night before they got married?


Short Poems said...

Well written poem Felicitas :)

Hugs Marinela x

Ji said...

two awards for you,
the most disciplined poet award,
the most popular poet award,

Ji said...

thank you for the beautiful poem!