George Gordon Byron

(22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824 / London, England)

On Being Asked What Was The 'Origin Of Love'


The 'Origin of Love!'--Ah why
That cruel question ask of me,
When thou may'st read in many an eye
He starts to life on seeing thee?

And should'st thou seek his end to know:
My heart forebodes, my fears foresee
He'll linger long in silent woe;
But live--until I cease to be.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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