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MY CROSS TO WEAR
My cross to wear is this love –
that I cannot get rid of
it sits and waits
for me to loose my gait
slow down and feel
it is my cross to wear, to bear
sometimes I just stare.
( I’m in love with the Iceman…)
Pre-Raphaelite paintimg of Ophelia
Example of a typical Pre-Raphaelite Painting: Ophelia, 1851-52. John Everett Millais (1829-1896). Oil on canvas, 1105 x 1458 x 145 mm. Tate Britain, London, UK.
FROM WIKIPEDIA – Hamlet – by Shakespeare
In Act 4 Scene 7, Queen Gertrude, in her monologue (There is a willow grows aslant the brook), reports that Ophelia had climbed into a willow tree, and then a branch broke and dropped Ophelia into the brook, where she drowned. Gertrude says that Ophelia appeared “incapable of her own distress”. Gertrude’s announcement of Ophelia’s death has been praised as one of the most poetic death announcements in literature.
Shakespeare still speaks to us today…