When We Two Parted - Lord Byron

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When We Two Parted - Lord Byron

Post by Guest on Thu 24 Jul 2008, 2:59 pm

This is a poem that I found on the internet in 1999, I love this poem so much that I wanted to share it with all of you.. For some funny reason it has stuck with me for all these years... It's written by George Gordon, Lord Byron


So enjoy....

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 it's shame.

They name thee before me,
A knell in mine ear;
A shudder come o'er me -
Why wert thou so dear?
They no not I knew thee,
Who knew thee too well: -
Long, long shall I fue 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.

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Re: When We Two Parted - Lord Byron

Post by Guest on Thu 24 Jul 2008, 3:24 pm

WOW,I love this, I see why it stayed with you for so long.
I have these same feeling that's in this poem.
for sharing it with us.

Dori

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Re: When We Two Parted - Lord Byron

Post by BC Williams on Thu 24 Jul 2008, 3:36 pm

Wow . . . at first I thought he spoke of a lover that had died - maybe even his wife:

I hear thy name spoken,
And share in it's shame.


Then as we get toward the end, I wonder if he's not speaking of a lover that left:

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.


. . . of course, many show anger when a loved one passes, and that could be what he means here: her heart forgetting, her spirit deceiving . . . She could do no other for she is dead.

I do love this though - beautiful poetry using common language and believable end rhyme. Thank you so very much for sharing this. Mrs Smith!

Hugs, bev

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Post by Guest on Thu 24 Jul 2008, 3:44 pm

No problem I've love this poem.. I thought the same thing too but at the end where is says:

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

I always thought that he ended up cheating on her and that's why they met in secret... And finally she got tired of playing second best and she left with someone who put her first I don't know that's just what I got from it..

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Post by Guest on Thu 24 Jul 2008, 3:50 pm

I go the same thing Mrs.Smith

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Post by BC Williams on Thu 24 Jul 2008, 3:53 pm

That could very well be! That's why of love this:

The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps... so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in. - Dylan Thomas

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Post by Guest on Thu 24 Jul 2008, 4:00 pm

oh I like that I never heard that before it's good make sense with this poem for sure...

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