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Tumbling Down~ a poem

Updated on July 17, 2015
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Lupita is the founder of Vegan Health and Yoga and is completing a masters in holistic nutrition. She is also writing a novel.

Marianne's sadness after Willoughby sends back a letter returning her lock of hair in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
Marianne's sadness after Willoughby sends back a letter returning her lock of hair in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. | Source

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Chasing blue sky across lovely terrain

Spirit galloping whilst the rain

Drenched, she tumbled to a sprain.


Bold rider hastily reined by her side

Heroism, tenaciously applied

With chivalry, he carried her inside.


The pain of an ankle twisted and bruised

Forgotten by flutters, her heart he did move

Inquiring politely a return, she approved.


Sonnets between them recited aloud

Her locket of hair, snipped as a vow

She, unescorted, provoking highbrows.


Unconscious devotion against decorum

Never obliging to any outcome

Never concerned with what may become.


After requesting a private talk

The talisman's charm concluded to walk

Abandoned she cried, left in shock.


Wondering when he would soon return

A bewildered departure still hard to discern

Why he was urged, her heart did yearn.


Felicity superior full of perfume

Now seemingly dull without any bloom

Until came invitation to a London ballroom.


But upon her arrival with fervor so bright

Despite letters unanswered, night after night

Marianne finally sees truth in plain sight

Willoughby's coldness, again, taking flight.

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Written by Lupita Ronquillo

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    • LupitaRonquillo profile imageAUTHOR

      LupitaRonquillo 

      4 years ago

      Thank you Senoritaa, :) I never get bored reading Austen!

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      Rinita Sen 

      4 years ago

      Read this novel long back, can vaguely recall it, but your poem took me back, wonderful creation!

    • LupitaRonquillo profile imageAUTHOR

      LupitaRonquillo 

      4 years ago

      Thank you Audrey :D and for sharing too! (I'm actually working on a new one for Pride and Prejudice)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Really well done! Beautiful flow!

    • LupitaRonquillo profile imageAUTHOR

      LupitaRonquillo 

      4 years ago

      Thank you kindly billybuc. I've been focused on studies last year but I'm back! Working on a few hubs now... :D

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This really is quite clever and well-done. It's been awhile since we have seen anything new from you; I hope that changes soon.

    • LupitaRonquillo profile imageAUTHOR

      LupitaRonquillo 

      4 years ago

      Thank you Astra, I really had fun writing this one and can't wait to write a few more about Austen's books... when time allows :)

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      What a beautiful poem, so reminiscent of the Brontes' and of old classic literature. I really enjoyed this.

    • LupitaRonquillo profile imageAUTHOR

      LupitaRonquillo 

      4 years ago

      Thank you, appreciate your comment! :) I'm working on a few others...

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful poem inspired by the Austen novel. I enjoyed reading this and you did a great job!

    • LupitaRonquillo profile imageAUTHOR

      LupitaRonquillo 

      5 years ago

      No, thank YOU, and appreciate your time as a reader and as a great poet! :D

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Excellent and moving interpretation. thank you

    • LupitaRonquillo profile imageAUTHOR

      LupitaRonquillo 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Hawaiian, one of my favorite pastimes is learning about Jane Austin characters. Elinor Dashwood and Elizabeth Bennett are my favorites!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Clever idea to write a poem based on an excerpt from a classic novel. Well done, my friend! Aloha and blessings from SE Washington!

      Joe

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