Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cathy & Heathcliff


"He's more myself than I am.
 Whatever our souls are made of, 
his and mine are the same.”
-Cathy Earnshaw
"Wuthering Heights"








The beautiful landscape of the lonely, windswept
English moors is the setting of Emily Bronte's 
"Wuthering Heights"
(1847)





Dark gypsy eyes...
piercing and proud,
insolent, fearsome,
free born of the wind
the wandering, wild
heir-elect prince
of primitive ancienne noblesse...
Your dark eyes bold,
swirling black seas of unabashed desire,
and ruthless cunning,
only reveal the hidden longing,
the intensity of vision
beguiled me;
in the calm, pale moonlight,
before the coming onslaught...
my defenses stripped,
exposed and bared
trampled on,
"in naked beauty more adorned"
like the poet, (Milton) declared,
leaving me without excuse,
arousal quaking with every pulse,
the sanguine awakening,
searing, searching,
my wistful, wandering heart
I tremble visibly at your approach
like a single leaf
before the promise of rain
in a parched and weary land;
Is it any wonder then,
that I failed to recognize you
when you came... crashing
against the barricade,
splintering wood, flying in pieces,
vainglorious... triumphant
the undaunted conqueror,
of becalmed, burdened, sweetness... she!
precious shining pearl of innocence rare,
your provoked dagger glare,
spoke of latent mysteries
to her captivated virgin soul,
the sudden convulsing paroxysm of
life-sustaining blood,
swirling, swelling, compelling,
besieged her, leaving her breathless,
betrothed...bound
by honor, to your memory...
a weeping witness am I alone,
to her surrendered, shameless, desire...

 "Spirits on the Wind"
Written By Pamela Brida



Doomed Lovers
Cathy and Heathcliff
(Anna Calder Marshall and Timothy Dalton)
"Wuthering Heights"
(1970)



"I Was Born In Love With You"
The theme song from
 the motion picture soundtrack
"Wuthering Heights"
(1970)
Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman
Composed by Michel Legrand
Performed by Melissa Errico

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