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Lord Byron

When we two are parted


(poetry original English text)


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The poem titled “When We Two Parted” by the British poet Lord Byron (George Gordon Lord Byron,1788-1824) describes the speaker’s growing distance from, and disillusionment with, a person (presumably a woman) whom he once loved.

The poem “When We Two Parted” seems to have been inspired by Lord Byron’s own erstwhile affection for Lady Frances Wedderburn Webster, who eventually had an affair with the Duke of Wellington and who thus became the subject of unfriendly gossip.

‘When We Two Parted’ is one of the most loved poems written by Lord Byron, especially when only considering his shorter works.


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Lord Byron

When we two are parted

(poetry original English text)




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.



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(poetry original English text)




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Lord Byron



George Gordon Lord Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788 – 1824) known as Lord Byron, was a British nobleman, poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement.

Lord Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.

Among Lord Byron best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage as well as the short lyric poem “She Walks in Beauty”.





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