When We Two Parted Poem by George Gordon Byron

When We Two Parted

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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
Sunk 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 shrudder comes o'er me-
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee so well-
Long, long I shall 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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dennis that Menace 29 July 2011

What is more perfect? the fact that he believed he wrote this........or how actually happend to him.

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Sylva Portoian 04 June 2012

When we two parted In silence and tears, Half broken-hearted To sever for years, To be part and depart Is part of our life... and every once life... Real passionate poem from Byron...!

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Bharati Nayak 10 March 2015

After long years How shall I greet thee? - In silence or in tears-This is the perennial question all the lovers ask if they are separated for long years.A beautiful piece of poem.

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Amar Agarwala 05 February 2016

A truly sensitive poem... especially for those who have loved and then parted. Beautifully written, a true Byron!

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Susan Lacovara 29 May 2015

The familiar pangs of the love a heart once felt...and how shall I greet you.... Such beautiful words to express so deep an emotion. Excellent poem.saved to my favorites. PEACE

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Chinedu Dike 28 January 2022

Beautifully and insightful penned, a very passionate love poem.

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Khairul Ahsan 07 October 2020

'If I should meet thee After long years, How should I greet thee? - With silence and tears.' - Wonderful! I am deeply touched by the solemnity and sobriety that lie between the lines of the poems.

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INGE FRANSZ 04 September 2020

I DO LOVE G G BYRON

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Mahtab Bangalee 22 January 2020

SILENCE AND TEARS THERE GRACEFUL LOVE LIVES ALONE// VERY BEAUTIFUL POEM PENNED

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Mahtab Bangalee 22 January 2020

BROKEN HEART ON THE TWO WAYS WALKING, WANDERING LONELY SHEDDING THE TEARS ON THE WITHERED LEAVES OF WINTER ONE DAY THIS LEAVES WILL BE ALIVE AS THE SOUVENIR OF LOVE FOR THE TWO LOVING SOUL

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