There's something about poetry that saves me… ~ Martin Espada
Swimming , definitely looks like water !
Yup, my girl won't drown!
Hehehe! Maybe he should have given her water wings, or a life jacket?
Ha - a live preserver for sure!
Oh I love this one!!
Thank you Brenda!
Oh, I like that. Teach her how to swim indeed. Then it may not have ended as such a tragedy!Lovely (Happy) interpretation :))
Thanks DD2. We need strong girls.
smart and succinc!
Thank you both.
Thank you Laurie.
Oh, I love this...so cool, Mary!! Very poetic!!
Thanks Hannah :o)
Original, inventive - well done.
Thank you sir. :o)
wonderful...you made me smile!!...x
Thank you Kay.
Short and sweet, I like it. I fear the swimming lessons didn't take.
Not with that Ophelia anyway. Thanks Gail.
A first priority for anyone named Ophelia!
Gonna give her a good life jacket too, just in case?
Good idea Pat - a life saver.
swimming is def an important skill...as you never know when you might be in over your head...smiles...
So true Brian!
And teach her to avoid the hapless Hamlet's of this world?
Or not to set her store in them, yes.
Thank you Ayala :o)
Thanks Ashok :o)
lol.....my daughter could actually swim before I could! *burning shame*
Ah, good for you for both of you learning!
Or at least provide a reliable lifeguard.Highbrained & quick. I like.
Hi Mary - good to 'see' you again, thanks. Hope you're well.
I simply love your poem ....
Oh, thanks so much Helen!
all our children should learn to swim not just the first bornwhere are the koi
Oh, good point!
Hmmm...seems she lost her footing among the rich and high powered (or maybe she never really had it in the first place) and was destined to "drown," both in water and supposed madness. Succinct little capture, Mary. Nicely done!
Thanks Ginny...you know I couldn't get away from 'Reviving Ophelia.'
Cleverly done!Anna :o]
Thanks Anna :o)
And a magical child she is , Mary , howzitgoin ?
I'm ok, but a bit quiet lately - thanks for asking Ned.
The bath was to help with unwindingNow, that sounds like a plan! :)
Heheh, she certainly was stressed.