from ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Brontë

In honour of the 200th anniversary of Emily Bronte’s birth, here is a posting from my found poem sequence Novel Finds taken from Wuthering Heights:

Folly of Offending

We touched on topics
of the laconic kind –

auxiliary verbs,
relaxed pronouns –

and notwithstanding the discourse
would be a subject of interest to me,

his style of humour
was offending

since the consideration of this folly
was repetition.

Charmed

Winds
and bitter
northern
sickness;

bleak
country torture;

the terrible intimation
of the impassable
physiognomy,

and oh,
this dearth
out of doors,

till

a charming introduction
to a
human life!

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