Ophelia at the River’s Edge

Carlos Ewerbeck (German, active early 20th century) – Ophelia at the River’s Edge, c.1900 (Oil on canvas)

“There is a willow grows aslant a brook
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream.
There with fantastic garlands did she come
Of crowflowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples,
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do “dead men’s fingers” call them.”

Carlos Ewerbeck - Ophelia at the River’s Edge

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