gianna a.

United States

hello! my name is gianna. i'm sixteen, and i'm a senior in highschool. i'm very stupid, i'm a big fan of ratatouille (2007), i love poetry and shakespeare and ABBA and spiderman. i hate sitcom laugh tracks. thank you for coming to my TED talk.

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be stupid! write. that's all.

ophelia ; The Girl

October 1, 2019

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shakespeare's hamlet paints a picture of love and loss   
and losing yourself on the way  
but no picture painted has ever been greater  
than ophelia by john everett millais  
The Girl in the river  
drowned, unremembered  
at the hands of her king, 
gone insane   
  
maybe we’ve brought it upon ourselves  
cloaked in the shadows, no stars in sight  
maybe it’s better to hide away in the wings  
instead of being center stage, soaked in spotlights  
theatre is like ballet, but more poetry  
it’s a descent into madness, all the same  
the white swan falling from purity, 
like a moth 
shot from a flame  

i often think back to ophelia  
her wilting flowers, drenched and soggy  
somebody cared enough to write down her name  
scorned by her lover, no chance to find another 
the lost girl in the river, floating away  
shakespeare didn’t write a martyrdom 
The Girl died alone, 
all in vain. 

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  • Anha

    october wtw highlights are live!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/131542/version/264425


    about 1 year ago
  • Ruthh

    I’m studying Hamlet at the moment so when I saw the title I dived for it and this gave me CHILLS I love it!!! ‘her wilting flowers, drenched and soggy / somebody cared enough to write down her name’ is so beautiful omg


    about 1 year ago