‘Catherine’, a poem inspired from the novel – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.  

If you touch me
You won’t feel my pulse
The skin you adored 
Might not even exist anymore 
My scent is the same 
As of a dead dog
I can’t come to my window pane
To talk to you 
When you covertly come 
After midnight still
To catch a glimpse of me. 

Your ring has slipped
It became loose on my finger
Sometime back
Though it still holds the same glint. 
You look happy today
As you always do
When you lie next to me
And I, am finally 
For a moment at peace. 

Your love still holds me
I watch you call out to me
Each night, each morning 
I am therefore 
Still standing by you 
Talking to you. 

But, you must open
This door now
Which hides you from outer world 
My chamber isn’t meant for you yet
Go darling, take your revenge

 

Placate your soul
And then rest your body 
In the six meter empty chamber
Right next to mine
So we can fully be 
Out of the shackles thrust
Upon us by the world 
And be together as the one’s
Who haunt no one but each other….

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. phillister says:

    Very good poem, passionate throughout

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  2. Lost soul says:

    Is it inspired from when Heathcliffe started having visions of Catherine, and later was dead and buried with Catherine??
    Just a guess, I read it in my masters itself but remember it hazily.
    Though your poem is so stunning. 😍
    I love Bronte writings too ☺️

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    1. Wow, your answer is quite close. The true one well is from my favorite scene. When Heathcliff digs her grave and lies next to her decayed body. In her eyes she is still the same, beautiful cathy. His cathy. In that exact moment, my poem is in a way Catherine’s monologue.

      And thank you so much love and to be frank, I am not really that much of a fan. Studied it for honors a bit. But that scene in the movie I saw just stuck in my mind. The story strangely is just too captivating. ❤️😘

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      1. Lost soul says:

        It is indeed. I am a fan of Jane Eyre more ☺️

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        1. Sae ae… I haven’t tried it though 😃

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  3. Diana says:

    So good! I’m a total fan of the Bronte writings and the era in which the stories are set. An era of suppressed passion and longing. Bravo Nancy 😍

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    1. Ahaaan a fan I see… Thank you so much. Well I was just asking my friends if they could guess the scene here. Can you?

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      1. Diana says:

        Alas Nancy, I read WH decades ago and Jane Eyre is the novel that truly captured me. You might have to start a contest here 😊 But you have made me want to listen to the song by Kate Bush if you know it …. or have heard of her?

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        1. Hahaha a contest no dear, I think that would be a little too much.
          No I have not. Which song by Kate Bush? I might hear it on youtube

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          1. Diana says:

            It’s called Wuthering Heights. Full of atmosphere; it was a hit in the 1970s! I still listen to her music although I was but a wee thing when she was famous 😉

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            1. Ahaaan, rushing to the you tube already love😉

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              1. Diana says:

                I think I prefer the version with her dancing in the fields … and listen to the lyrics. There is poetry afoot 😍

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                1. Ahaan a nice song, amd it actually does seem relatable the theme of this poem in a way… Incredible

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                  1. Diana says:

                    I think it must be very strange to hear Kate Bush for the first time. But I love this song played loud on a dark night. Full of atmosphere. Thanks for inspiring me to remember her and most of all, for your excellent writing today! 🌷🌷

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                    1. Awww your words floor me love. Your most welcome love. And yes, its quite different from the songs I hear but it actually fits so well to the plot of the novel and make you go back into the land of Catherine and Heathcliff.

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                    2. Diana says:

                      😌 I’m also transported: you are the reason and I’m so thankful! You have brightened my Sunday morning cherub ♥️

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                    3. Don’t mention it love… Cherub, ahaan i l like this word… 🙈

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