She walked into the river

The melancholy wolf

She walked into the river

With pocketsful of stone

She walked into the river

And hid for twenty days

She walked into the river

And sadly stole away

 

After completing the manuscript of her last novel, Virginia Woolf fell into a depression greater than that which she had earlier experienced.On March 28th 1941, Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, and walked into the Ouse River near her home and drowned herself. Woolf’s body was not found until April 18th 1941.

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