sábado, 10 de dezembro de 2011

out of Elsinore

Odilon Redon, Ophelie

"Queen: There is a willow grows askant the brook,
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream,
Therewith fantastic garlands did she make
Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do dead men's fingers call them,
There on the pendent boughs her crownet weeds
Clamb'ring to hang, an envious sliver broke,
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide,
And mermaid-like awhile they bore her up,
Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds,
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element. But long it could not be
Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,
Pulled the poor wretch from her melodious lay
To muddy death."

William Shakespeare, Hamlet: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Pince of Denmark, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1980 (ed. John Dover Wilson).

2 comentários:

  1. Que lindo ! É sempre emocionante ler e reler Shakespeare!
    Uma boa noite,