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Okay, so Lord Byron is my favorite poet from the Romantic period and when I saw this book, I had to have it. I'm a sucker for love poems and Byron's are incredible. He creates some of the best rhymes, meters, etc. that I have ever read. Each poem was a treat and I loved all of them. If you are really into love poems but you haven't looked into Lord Byron, I would highly, highly recommend it. This is the guy who is credited with creating the Byronic hero for goodness sake! He is incredible and yo...
favorite poems:"When we two parted", "remind me not, remind me not", "and thou art dead, as young and fair", "fare thee well", "stanzas to a lady on leaving England", "from Anacreon", "to Emma", "To Caroline", "Imitated from Catullus", "there was a time, I need not name", "and wilt thou weep when I am low".
Recite one of Lord Byron's poems to a young lady who has just emerged from the jaws of death, and she will fall in love with you in an instant. Why, I consider Lord Byron my greatest ally in the word of amorous endeavours.
It was great to finally read some Byron, and just after Pushkin too, which was nice. The poems were easy to read and frequently touched upon the subject of longing. I'm still a fledgling poetry scholar, so I look forward to reading more Byron in the future.
This is a lovely small volume of poetry, the pieces span Byron's entire life. Most of the themes are about longing, and they're very romantic. My rating does not reflect the marvellous experience of reading poetry out loud with someone else. It's how poetry should be read.
This is a very nice little collection of poetry that includes an excellent overview of George Gordon Byron’s life in the introduction. He certainly led an interesting life; he was ruled by his passions and died young, at age 36. His poetry reflects love in many different stages and forms, and while few take love to the limits Byron did, his work is easy to identify with and this is an enjoyable read.Quotes:On adultery, from Remember Him Whom Passion's Power:--------------------------------------...
Particularly enjoyed “To Anne”“Oh Anne! your offenses to me have been grievous”Get in line, Lord Byron!!Also loved the second stanza or So We’ll Go No More A-Roving:For the sword outwears its sheathAnd the soul wears out the breast,And the heart must pause to breathe,And Love itself have rest.
Clearly the best of the Romantics.
His love poems are fab but as a man, he was always a misogynist skunk. Nevertheless "...I would not fools should overhear....one single sigh that should be wholly thine..."....and I don't know why...but rumours of bisexuality always make those "young romantics" more "hot"....except Shelley, he was a doped-out bore...lol.
I downloaded these to my i-touch and have been reading them. I am ashamed it has taken me this long to finally explore his work.
I just could not get into this, as much as I tried. sigh
His love stays with me. Everywhere I go, eyes I look into. Searching for the exquisite.
An amazing St. Valentines Day gift from my swede
Some of the poetry seemed like fluff, but some of it was really great. Too bad great romantic poetry seems to have to be written by promiscuous poets.