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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32. No. 25. October 9, 1969

epistle to ophelia

epistle to ophelia

Came ophelia dancing
with hazel hair flying
ophelia-gypsy child:
my heart is cleft
and bleeding—
Ophelia—gypsy abandoned babe
ophelia—dim/my eyes from crying
ophelia—to the river run
ophelia come dancing
spreading sexual nausea
and though your door is dangling—
ophelia/ophelia—i have no desire
ophelia-ophelia—go light another's fire
ophelia dancing naked ophelia dancing wild
ophelia-ophelia born another's virgin bride: