"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Magpie 124-Ophelia's Regret

Ophelia by Odilion Redon 

Angel in heaven
Who rued the day
She could not be
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To read others interpretation of this image
please go to Tess Kincaids fine blog
Magpie Tales here:

14 comments:

Berowne said...

You summed her up beautifully, and in just a few words...

Helen said...

... and so it was written.

Gail said...

Simple. Beautiful.

Stafford Ray said...

Yes, and I also wonder if I might rue the day should I, by some celestial mistake, find myself transmuted into an angel!
No need to worry, I guess I just blew it a minute ago with my post. :-)

Brian Miller said...

nice...yes you captured her...so much in that last line...

Stephen Hayes said...

Such a precision wth words. You've said more with your handful of words than I could in so many paragraphs.

Jinksy said...

Calloo callay, oh rue the day... :)

Jinksy said...

Hehehe! Or even rue the day... I think I typed 'roo' the first time - shades of Pooh and Piglet...

Helena said...

I like snippets that cover a whole area nonetheless. Pretty tricky to try for most....(me!)

Sue said...

Thanks for the master class in word economy!

=)

Linda said...

Angelic and heavenly Haiku. Thanks for sharing, Kathe. =D

Linda said...

Angelic and heavenly Haiku. Thanks for sharing, Kathe. =D

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Cleverly done.

Anna :o]

Kutamun said...

Like the mike oldfield song "moonlightshadow" - "the night was heavy and the air was alive, but she couldnt find how to push through" .