When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted, To sever for years, Pale grew thy cheek and cold, Colder thy kiss; Truly that hour foretold Sorrow to this.
The dew of the morning Sank chill on my brow - It felt like the warning Of what I feel now. Thy vows are all broken, And light is thy fame: I hear thy name spoken, And share in its shame.
They name thee before me, A knell to mine ear; A shudder comes o'er me - Why wert thou so dear? They know not I knew thee, Who knew thee too well: - Long, long shall I rue thee Too deeply to tell.
In secret we met - In silence I grieve That thy heart could forget, Thy spirit deceive. If I should meet thee After long years, How should I greet thee? - With silence and tears.
Date of Birth: 22 January 1788
Date of Death: 19 April 1824
English romantic poet and satirist. Principal works include Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage (1812-18), The Bride of Abydos, The Corsair and The Giaour (1813), Lara (1814), The Prisoner of Chillon (1816), Beppo (1817), Don Juan (1819), The Two Foscari (1821), Sardanapalus and Cain (1821), Werner, The Age of Bronze and The Island (1823). His letters and journals, many of them apparently written with an eye for publication are also considered to be part of his opus. Byron enjoyed a vast and durable reputation as a poet and his character, unconventional lifestyle and poetic style have synthesised to create the image of the Byronic hero.
Other romantic poets include Keats, Burns, Coleridge and Wordsworth.
'When We Two Parted', 'To Thomas Moore', 'Churchill's Grave', 'Stanzas To Augusta', 'Stanzas For Music', 'To Thyrza: And Thou Art Dead', 'Stanzas for Music There's Not a Joy the World Can Give', 'Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed From a Skull', 'On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year', 'On Chillon', 'The Destruction of Sennacherib', 'A Spirit Passed Before Me', 'So, We'll Go No More a Roving', 'She Walks in Beauty', 'Darkness', 'Lines Written Beneath an Elm in the Churchyard of Harrow', 'Solitude', 'Stanzas to the Po', 'Epistle to Augusta', 'Lines, On Hearing That Lady Byron Was Ill', 'Written After Swimming from Sestos to Abydos', 'Stanzas Written on the Road Between Florence and Pisa', 'The Dream', 'Oh! Snatched Away in Beauty's Bloom', 'Remember thee! Remember thee! '.
George Gordon Byron was the son of Captain John Byron by his marriage to the Scottish Catherine Gordon of Gight. He was born with a club foot of which he was very self-conscious and educated in Aberdeen, where his family had moved to escape their debts, and at Harrow and Cambridge. Byron inherited the family home, Newstead Abbey, following the deaths of his father in 1791 and grandfather in 1798. He took up his seat in the House of Lords in 1808 and then left to travel in Europe, at which time he began writing his immensely popular poem Childe Harolde, returning to a political role again in 1813 when he spoke on liberal themes in the House. In 1815 he married Annabella Milbanke, but she left him soon afterwards, taking their child with her. Throughout his life he fathered several illegitimate children and had numerous scandalous affairs, the most notorious being with his half-sister Augusta, his father's daughter by an earlier marriage. This affair horrified English society and encouraged Byron in his decision to leave England for good in 1816. He stayed with the Shelleys in Geneva, where he wrote The Prisoner of Chillon, then after a trip to Rome in 1817 he returned to Venice where he wrote Beppo his first work in a new ironic style. Don Juan was begun the following year. Fired by the Greek battle for independence from Turkey, Byron sailed to Missolonghi in 1824, where he gave money and inspiration to the rebels but died of a fever before seeing action.
"The Falling Leaves Were The Memories That Fades Away...
Its Not Yet To Be Lived Inside My Mind...
I Feel So Lost When There's No One Who Cares About Me...
That Is Why I Made These Memories Lost...
I Wanna Know That I Can Live On......
but I have to look at the future...
to the spring and summer...
to look forward to better days..."
That is I________
Bdae: 16th March
Contact: Contact Me
I Strongly Like_____
the morning sunlight
breezy spring mornings
Drinks: pure cool water
Pastimes: stare into thin air
People: who stares back
I Have Strong Dislike For_________
tropical hot mid-day sun
freezing winters days
I Am Adverse To_____
People: politicians who tell half-truth
Things: slippery objects
Food: hot as in chillies