George Gordon Byron

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

Darkness - Poem by George Gordon Byron

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
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Comments about Darkness by George Gordon Byron

  • Susan Williams (1/23/2017 12:03:00 AM)

    probably not get to comment- -but check Barry's research below. Good to know. Thought the topic and tone a little farther out from his usual but a very intriguing and well (Report)Reply

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  • Barry Middleton (1/22/2017 8:41:00 AM)

    Darkness is a poem written by Lord Byron in July 1816. That year was known as the Year Without a Summer, because Mount Tambora had erupted in the Dutch East Indies the previous year, casting enough sulphur into the atmosphere to reduce global temperatures and cause abnormal weather across much of north-east America and northern Europe. This pall of darkness inspired Byron to write his poem. Literary critics were initially content to classify it as a last man poem, telling the apocalyptic story of the last man on earth. More recent critics have focused on the poem's historical context, as well as the anti-biblical nature of the poem, despite its many references to the Bible. wikipedia I do think the historical context could be over emphasized however. Clearly Byron saw an obvious metaphor in the event. (Report)Reply

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  • Barry Middleton (1/22/2017 8:06:00 AM)

    A fearful hope was all the world contain'd;
    Could have been written today. Whether Armageddon is a physical or a spiritual event, I fear we are there.

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/22/2017 7:56:00 AM)

    Poignant tale of famine stricken town. Very nice. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/22/2017 7:19:00 AM)

    Icy earth! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/22/2017 4:24:00 AM)

    a very imaginative poem of what if? (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/22/2017 3:47:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing............. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/22/2017 12:55:00 AM)

    Although it was more on the negative side yet makes us think a bit what if that happens. (Report)Reply

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