Ofelia, un haiku y Peter Hammill

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John Everett Millais, Ophelia. 1852

Canto concluido.
Ofelia entrega el cuerpo 
al río amante.

That token drag on your cigarette,
That well-known face in the fire,
It could be someone you can't forget,
Someone you've learnt to admire.
And it's strange...
How the feeling goes;
All change-
Down the river Ophelia goes.
You're treading water, the price is steep,
You say you'll cope with it all;
You've made some promises you can't keep,
You throw yourself against the wall.
You throw yourself against the wall.
You throw yourself against the wall.
And it's strange...
How the feeling goes;
All change-
Down the river Ophelia goes.

You heard a noise in the firegrate,
You look to see who goes there -
It's just the stranger, he's come too late
And even he's unprepared
To find the cupboard so bare
Ophelia goes
All change-
Down the river Ophelia goes

It´s so strange...
When Ophelia goes
All change-
Down the river Ophelia goes

It's so strange...
Down the river.
Peter Hammill, Ophelia. 1981

2 comentarios:

¡Ahí te han «dao»! dijo...

Bonita canción la de Hammill. También ésta lo es:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GryxQEhYRr4

Saludos.

Angelus dijo...

Sí lo es, pero la de PH además hace referencia a la muerte en el río de la Ophelia de "Hamlet", como el precioso cuadro de Millais y el humilde haiku. Saludos.