Do You Remember Heathcliff?

Today’s poetry resource is a series of Twitter accounts that tweet phrases from different poets’ work. The Sylvia Plath Bot, as you might expect, tweets snippets of Plath. @PercyBotShelley tweets Shelley, @ruefle_exe tweets bits of Mary Ruefle’s poems, and @carsonbot and @sikenpoems send into the world small fragments of the work of Anne Carson and Richard Siken.

Day 8 NaPoWriMo

For this prompt, I am using a tweet from @carsonbot
“the base of the neck to the end of the spine which he can cause to shiver like a root in the rain”

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Do you remember how Heathcliff
passionately loves Catherine?
the first time he laid his eyes on her?
It causes her to shiver
like a root in the rain
from the base
of her neck
to the end of
her spine

 

Do you remember how Heathcliff
declared he indeed loves Catherine?
that she is his soulmate,
united to him
in eternity?

 

It made her love him
so intensely that
she claims they
are the same
person
one

 

Do you remember how you gave
“Wuthering Heights” while
we were walking
along the busy
street of
*Recto?

 

It causes me to shiver
like a root in the rain
from the base
of my neck
to the end of
my spine

 

Do you remember Heathcliff?
because I remember
him in you
I am your  **Catherine,
you are my **Heathcliff
but unlike them
together we
will be
In love forever.

 

 

Note.
**Heathcliff, the protagonist of Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte), is well-known as a romantic hero due to his undying love for Catherine.

*Recto is one of the busiest streets along with University Belt in Manila, Philippines