Painters’ Exhalations 18

Painters’ Exhalations 18

—after John Everett Millais’ Ophelia
a poem by Felino Soriano

Your elegant mouth unfastened, poised
to speak a delicate discourse
outlining the answer to its palpable
question. Humid whisper,
absent from the tongue unable
to tremble reason for such
a finale. Breaths reside
haunting on horses galloping across
the hours deteriorating your remains. Flowers
and tearful willow
mounted above your constant
looking north. Encased
by womb of watered arms, the shiver
of you no longer causing ripples
of a terrifying language. Truncated
mangled wings attached to your
precious stillness, disallowing flight from
your new home and past causation
pushing you into the doorway of
premeditated ending.


~ by jwoodall on February 14, 2009.

One Response to “Painters’ Exhalations 18”

  1. hi
    I’m looking for a “Ophelia” in high resolution. Have You got the whole picture? if so, please send it on ma email. it’s very importnant to me

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