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Ophelia's Hamlet's True Love So It Seems
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2390  Wednesday, 17 December 2003

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Date:           Tuesday, 16 Dec 2003 11:54:50 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Ophelia's Hamlet's True Love So It Seems

Ophelia's Hamlet's true love so it seems
Though love is doomed by ponderous demands
"Obeyed" most swiftly in successive scenes
Two summonses to seal two deadly hands
We enter on love's after-death decreed
By Denmark's principalities and powers
But every utterance suggests love's seed
Was sown before those om'nous opening hours
Poor Howard was all wrong re: Hamlet's love
He wondered if the Prince loved anyone
Well if Horatio was not enough
Add in Ophelia before Act One
In any case this is my pleasant dream
As I row down a star-crossed lovers stream

-- Stephen C. Rose

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