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Heathcliff Kind of Love

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Heathcliff Kind of Love

Give me Heathcliff kind of love
That haunted Wuthering Heights
Obsessive, demented love
That spoke to her ghost at nights

The love that tore at her grave
To hold her close one more time
The love that lit up his face
Made noble his every crime

Give me Rochester love
Plotting to possess Jane Eyre
That though she was no beauty
He considered dazzling fair

Give to me his scheming love
That gladly would break each rule
That drew from her jealous tear
To prove love though it be cruel

Give Colonel Brandon love
Who fought to win her heart
Though broken by another
Kindness glued back every part

When sick at the brink of death
He was there to nurse her back
Devotion and loyalty 
Nothing in him was alack

Give to me this kind of love
That pursues to edge of grave
Maddened and demanding love
That will give it’s all to save

This kind of endearing love
Is what I long for from you
Be it offered now to me
My love you’ll have ever true

Eileen Manassian Ghali


The characters referred to in this poem are taken from three of my favorite classics...Jane Eyre...Wuthering Heights and Sense and Sensibility. I should have mentioned the truthfulness and constancy of Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice....Next time....

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  1. Date: 1/18/2014 1:39:00 AM
    I watched the movie Wuthering height long time ago. I would love to watch it again after reading your poem Eileen..

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 7:39:00 AM
    I have not read these classics and still I am mesmorized by your verses.

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 5:46:00 PM
    i also love the brontes, and being born and living now back here in the UK, i'm only 10 miles away from where your poetry does a wonderful job, of bringing the subject to life,,, you truly are a wondrous poet, and this is just amazing.....

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Ahhhh love to the edge of the grave..now that's awesome love....hello sweet girl....:-)

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:19:00 AM
    A lovely poem Eileen, you created the perfect kind of need in passion... amazing and deep imagery.... love love...LINDA

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:39:00 PM
    Hmmm...A deep sensual poem speaking of love and can be read as love itself. One that could brighten dark places. Nicely written.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much, Christine. Lovely to have your visit and comments.
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 10:45:00 PM
    As always another wonderful poem. Your heart burns so passionately with these beautiful love poems that you so effortlessly write. You are amazing.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Jon....Yes, my heart does burn....I need a fire extinguisher!!! ;) Thanks for the visit....
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:56:00 PM
    A poem for today with a song of it's era, enjoyed your poetry Eileen, hope all is well with you, hugs xxx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, my dear. Yes....it is good to remember the era where chivalry was very evident. I love those times....I'm a hopeless romantic! Hugs!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 7:03:00 PM
    Excellent job using these characters to create the perfect love for the lady in this piece. Would be nice to know which of the fates await her lol. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, we know what happened to Catherine, she broke Healthcliff's heart by marring into wealth....she was ashamed of him, in a sense...He came back and broke her heart...so...Hmmmm, yes. The other two got what they wanted....eventually...So, all in all, not a bad deal....
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 5:37:00 PM
    I love all those stories, but Heathclilff my very favorite. I think it is a romantic fantasy for women to want this kind of love, but in reality, I think it is the kind of love of a 'stalker" (I wonder if there are any NICE stalkers out there!!!) they seem to have the personality of a heathcliff. Your poem is awesome. I think if I got this kind of love, though, I might end up regretting it!! BTW, did you ever see the Wuthering Heights from the early 70's movie? Most gorgeous of the heathcliffs.!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Continued...His heavenly blue eyes that dazzle as he looks at her...His mad desire to have her when she steels her heart against him...How he weeps...angry...devastated...mad...It's just amazing. BTW...I understand what you mean about Heathcliff...Yes, I wanted to portray a certain madness to love that is obsessive...THAT is the beauty of Wuthering Heights...Love destroys them both...but it is a love that goes beyond the grave. Stalkers are obsessive. Negative connotation to that in modern time, you are right...HUGS
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THAT was TIMOTHY DALTON. HE AMAZES ME. Yes, he also played Mr Rochester in the BBC version of JANE EYRE. YOU MUST watch it."My cherished perserver...goodnight!" The scene where Jane saves him from the fire that his mad wife has set in his bedroom...there is NO more tender scene than that. The first time we see behind his harsh facade...the tenderness....the way he holds her hand...the way he stumbles to find words...ah...heavenly!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 2:28:00 PM
    whooa, delightful love-list that makes me walk with you through the path of dreamy wishes, eileen... steady rhythmic flow throughout... a joy to recite this on drake's show..... fine penning!..:) huggs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dreamy wishes, indeed, Nette. That is what legends are made of...that is why writer's write and poets dream...To capture what is illusive...Thanks for the visit. My next time on Drake's show will be to read free verse, but thanks ever so much for the suggestion! :) Hugs
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 12:43:00 PM
    I can certainly say I always enjoy reading your poetry. This is a great write

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Justice...Please...never stop reading! :) I will try to always have something for you to enjoy!
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 12:25:00 PM
    † Does Or I Should Say, Have You Shown This High Rent District So As To Speak In Needs Unto His Heart Yet, Sweet Beautiful Eileen ? Man, It Would Seem Unto Myself That, It May Take A Super Hero Far Beyound, Someone's Mere Imaginative Fantasia's Script And Or Text, To Give As Fulfill, This Elegant Beautiful Lady Yes, Her Heart's Desires ˜ Lucky Guy, And Love Your Poetry. Have A Very Beautiful Evening And Purely, Amazing! Love Always, John

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Johnny...Yes...a superhero indeed. I'm a hopeless idealist...We can always dream, right? Thanks ever so much for the visit.
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:36:00 AM
    - Deep and longing for love ..... now and forever ... well written Eileen! - Have a nice day. - All the best to you dear friend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/16/2013 12:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Yes, my dear...this is what makes these literary classics so special....the amazing love captured within the pages. I tried to get just a glimpse of that. Love and hugs