May 21, 2020

Figures in Poetry: Ophelia

Figures in Poetry: Shakespeare's Ophelia

Her lifespan was a drop of quicksilver.

                             ~ by Alan Britt
                               from "Myth of the Baker’s Daughter"

Karen Elson on Millais' Ophelia
"Karen Elson compares her own experience of modelling with that of Pre-Raphaelite muse Elizabeth Siddal, Millais' long-suffering model for Ophelia."

Lines quoted in "The Poet and the Poem" Audio Podcasts
and video from Tate youtube channel

In the Beginning

Poet You constellate the myths, O royal oracle of archetypes. Photo and poem by Jan Claire