Jeanette (art_witch) wrote,
Jeanette
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New Artwork - Ophelia

This one was done for a friend. Behind the cut. Should be work safe but I wish to preserve your friends pages.

If you have seen Hamlet, you know the story. If you have not seen Hamlet - Act 4, Scene 7

QUEEN GERTRUDE

One woe doth tread upon another's heel,
So fast they follow; your sister's drown'd, Laertes.

LAERTES

Drown'd! O, where?

QUEEN GERTRUDE

There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream;
There with fantastic garlands did she come
Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do dead men's fingers call them:
There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide;
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element: but long it could not be
Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,
Pull'd the poor wretch from her melodious lay
To muddy death.

LAERTES

Alas, then, she is drown'd?

QUEEN GERTRUDE

Drown'd, drown'd.



Large scale image can be found here: http://www.moxiegraphix.com/gallery/v/moxie/2009Fantasy/Ophelia.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=2
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