Hamlet Fallout

Ophelia 1851-52, by Sir John Everett Millais, Bt (1829-1896). Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 (Tate)

17 July 2022

By Philip Kuepper

Ophelia, floating
in the Pre-Raphaelite dream
on the river of love lost,
holding to her heart
a bouquet of Sweet William,
her hair aureoled with englantine,
is become like a shell of herself
rowed by the oars
of what was never to be.

(27 June 2022)

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