Joyce Chelmo

Ophelia - Poem by Joyce Chelmo

bathing stress away
the phone rings
i plug my nose
sink slowly
tepid water
into silence
i pretend
i’m Ophelia
dead to the world

Comments about Ophelia by Joyce Chelmo

  • (5/5/2006 6:43:00 PM)

    Good write, Red. Tight, compact and with a touch of humor and some practical advice. I've done the same but never pretended to be 'the poor drowned wretch! '


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  • (5/5/2006 6:36:00 AM)

    OMG Joyce! I was doing exactly that only yesterday. Just like your poem describes, I hadn't realised how being submerged completely blocks out all sound. It is a very peaceful place to be indeed. I hadn't tried it since being a child, well a much younger one! lol Thanks for this. 10 from smiling, a little more relaxed today! Tai (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2006 4:55:00 AM)

    Much the best way to deal with an inconvenient phone call :) Good write (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 5, 2006

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