Sunday, July 1, 2012

For the Magpies


    First-born, daughter,
    I will name you Ophelia
    and I will teach you to swim


    Image:Ophelia by Redon

This is written in response to the image provided at The Mag.  

51 comments:

  1. Swimming , definitely looks like water !

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  2. Hehehe! Maybe he should have given her water wings, or a life jacket?

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  3. Oh, I like that. Teach her how to swim indeed. Then it may not have ended as such a tragedy!
    Lovely (Happy) interpretation :))

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  4. Oh, I love this...so cool, Mary!! Very poetic!!

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  5. Original, inventive - well done.

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  6. wonderful...you made me smile!!...x

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  7. Short and sweet, I like it. I fear the swimming lessons didn't take.

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    1. Not with that Ophelia anyway. Thanks Gail.

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  8. A first priority for anyone named Ophelia!

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  9. Gonna give her a good life jacket too, just in case?

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  10. swimming is def an important skill...as you never know when you might be in over your head...smiles...

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  11. And teach her to avoid the hapless Hamlet's of this world?

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    1. Or not to set her store in them, yes.

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  12. lol.....my daughter could actually swim before I could! *burning shame*

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    1. Ah, good for you for both of you learning!

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  13. Or at least provide a reliable lifeguard.
    Highbrained & quick. I like.

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    1. Hi Mary - good to 'see' you again, thanks. Hope you're well.

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  14. I simply love your poem ....

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  15. all our children should learn to swim not just the first born

    where are the koi

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  16. 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!

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  17. Thanks Ginny...you know I couldn't get away from 'Reviving Ophelia.'

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  18. And a magical child she is , Mary , howzitgoin ?

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    1. I'm ok, but a bit quiet lately - thanks for asking Ned.

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  19. The bath was to help with unwinding

    Now, that sounds like a plan! :)

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