Today we have two poems about Ophelia in Reading.
I – Newspaper in a Puddle
Page Three girl
Face up in water
Drowned Ophelia’s image
On cheap newsprint
But no Millais is here
Her nakedness to cover
With chaste garlands
Another picture of Ophelia:
Discarded by design or impulse, meshed
In Kennet weeds, a child’s doll –
but it’s twisted
And cradled about by empty cans and bottles,
And – worst of all, the girlie wears white boots.