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Ophelia
Author: Mike

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Sunbathing, enjoying the warm sun's smile.
Relaxing in the heat of the July months.
A woman, smiling, climbs the weeping willow on the bank.
Branches shake, leaves drop as she reaches for the higher limbs,
The emerald raindrops pattering onto my flesh.

Suddenly, the willow shudders.
Her branch falls off, the woman with it.
Down she falls, as if a teardrop on the face of the earth.

Down into my waiting arms.

I embrace her, dragging her close to me.
Surprisingly, she doesn't struggle but sings instead..
Her melodious voice spreads a warmth across my body
As I carry her further.

Her smile plastered on her face,
Even as I poured into her lungs,
Filling her body with myself, becoming one with her.

She takes a final mouthful before sinking deep within me,
To stay forever in my cold waters.

------- Author's Notes -------

Basically, this is Ophelia's death poem from Shakespeare's "Hamlet". She kills herself after her father dies and her husband is sent away to die. Brother had to write a poem on it for English, and I thought it was a good idea so I wrote my own version. :)

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Emma (86.1.48.222) -- Friday, December 16 2005, 08:13 am

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I really, really like this. I'm into this whole Victorian/Shakespeare stuff.. {wonder why?! it was her birthday on the 13th, she was 27.} ..and I really like it. I don't understand it, truthfully, but there's something about it that I like.
Mike (82.35.78.186) -- Friday, December 16 2005, 07:10 pm

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It's written from the water's point of view, if that helps..
Emma (86.1.48.222) -- Wednesday, December 21 2005, 08:45 am

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Now I get it! I like it. :)
Yanny (88.109.10.199) -- Wednesday, December 28 2005, 02:35 am

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I like it too... it's about death, but it calms me rather than make me tense... hmm...
 
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