George Gordon Byron

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

So We'Ll Go No More A-Roving - Poem by George Gordon Byron

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart still be as loving,
And the moon still be as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul outwears the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a-roving
By the light of the moon.


Comments about So We'Ll Go No More A-Roving by George Gordon Byron

  • (2/17/2018 3:04:00 PM)

    This woman murders every poem she reads dreadful I could do it better as love poetry (Report)Reply

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  • Yolandey Share (11/30/2017 7:38:00 AM)

    Hi nice words very passionate wow don't have words to express it (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (6/5/2016 2:56:00 PM)

    This poem alone would have established Lord Byron as a great poet. The wholeness, the imagery, the rhyming, the rhythm of this is dazzling, staggering, amazing. It is truly perfect in every way. And it sinks deep into your memory where it will stay a lifetime. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/5/2016 8:05:00 AM)

    The sword outwears the sheath finest meanings from the great poet. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/5/2016 3:54:00 AM)

    For the sword outwears ist sheath! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/5/2016 3:54:00 AM)

    Die the sword outwears ist sheath! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/18/2016 1:18:00 PM)

    This poem is one of my favorites by Lord Byron. It is wistful and beautiful all together. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/13/2014 4:12:00 PM)

    This is the first poem that ever had any real effect on me. So much is said in so few lines. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (8/24/2014 7:14:00 AM)

    Such a lovely poem. Love, beauty, changing time all packed in here. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/23/2014 9:50:00 AM)

    all about love and life in a timeless poem... (Report)Reply

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  • (8/23/2014 8:38:00 AM)

    .........so many meanings can be taken from this poem.... (Report)Reply

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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/23/2014 3:14:00 AM)

    Beauty has been define by the Poet with the help of beauty, but physical love in close compartment is insisted more than the nature lovely write (Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (8/23/2014 1:52:00 AM)

    What a romantic euphoria. wonderfully knitted simple normal feelings of a loving heart. Although I m not a romantic poem writer, I enjoyed your poem. Great job. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/23/2014 1:22:00 AM)

    Wow! I've always been a lover of baryon's poetry... great write with a simple diction yet captivating. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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