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Love Will Triumph

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Love Will Triumph

Brother, lover, your rousing return arouses me!
But to the bloodless, mawkish husband wilting whitely before us
you are a coal-black blot on this pearl-pale parlour.
In absence, my love that burned for you combusted into hate,
now your return fans those flames back to love again.

You sneer you find my wild heart tamed.
You see a gilded lily sprung from storm-heather snarls,
and I, in turn, see the new gold chink in your smudge of dark.
Observe the waxen white lily wilting weakly beside me - Isabella!
Her wretchedness falls upon her head like golden rain.
Is she not fragile as drawing room chintz china?

We braved the jagged teeth of Penniston's jutting rocks,
each violent violet storm, each ragged, rugged outcrop.
Oh why did I betray my heather-shadowed heart
for this gilt lily grange - my gilded cage?
Its grandiosity smothers me.
Each breath I take is a gasp for our past,
a grasp for a gust of the green.

I sold and told our secrets, chanced our souls,
now with my boiling blood's passion I've paid.
I'll not live more than another year
before the tempest raging in my head and heart implodes.
Let them lay me beneath the cold kiss of snow;
blue as a frozen harebell, a sleeper in that dark, quiet earth,
finally at peace upon our moor.



by Charlotte Puddifoot

Character: Catherine Linton/Earnshaw
Book: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte



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  1. Date: 8/16/2014 11:49:00 AM
    Wonderful! You have such an inspiring way with words, talent and beauty, well done on your win :)

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 11:17:00 PM
    Wow a very powerful n emotive write Charlotte! Congrats on ur first place win!

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 10:43:00 PM
    Done well Charlotte... Congrats on the 1st place win... Verlena

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 10:29:00 PM
    Well penned poem with nice alliteration, Congrats on the win, Charlotte

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 9:04:00 PM
    Powerful write, Charlotte! Nice alliteration!

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 4:56:00 AM
    Well Charlotte, I just don't know what to say here...I'm awe-struck and speechless...I usually like to pick out a favorite phrase or line but I can't do it in this case. Soup mail coming...From your friend and admirer - Tim

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:14:00 PM
    I have heard of that book but have not read it. Perhaps if I had it would shed more light on your poem. I have a feeling that there are allusions to things that would be really great if only I knew what they were. Interesting fact about Charles; didn't know that. It pleases me immeasurable to see people interested and doing their own research :)

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 12:39:00 PM
    A very unique take on the painting! It is interesting how each poet in the contest interpreted it differently. This was beautifully written, Charlotte! The detailed descriptions are rich and vivid. Wonderful work! Congratulations on your win, as well!...Thank you for the kind comments. I really appreciate it!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:01:00 PM
    wow...this one is very unique and well crafted...well done...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:39:00 PM
    This is truly an outstanding piec of writing. I am placing it in my favorites. You should be very proud of this one.777777777777,

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 5:15:00 PM
    glad to see the footnote . I LOVE the story of Heathcliff and Cathy! So this is your take on it? What a cool way to interpret the picture. Congrats in the contest.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 8:22:00 AM
    I'll not live another year. And so I was told, not two years in fact. Yesterday was the third anniversary. September 23 2010. That's why this. .. does something. Not cry, reminds. But I have bigger fish to fry else where. You'll see.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:19:00 AM
    Well, Charlotte, your take on Haigh's painting isn't a dewey-eyed declaration of love either. Emiy Bronte's intention was rather dark and brooding, which your poem captures nicely. I too enjoy alternate interpretations, other stories. Best of luck with the contest... Jack