Poetry by George Gordon, Lord Byron

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) was a Romantic writer who lead a dramatic life filled with passion, poetry, praise, and pitfalls. He traveled widely, wrote with intense emotion, and became famous after the publication of his poem, “Childe Harold.” His writing inspired the term, “Byronic hero.” To learn more about his life, read Byron’s biography.

Everyone wanted to meet Lord Byron after the publication of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage," which made him a celebrity.

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron by Richard Westall
oil on canvas, 1813 (NPG 4243)
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Creative Commons License

Enjoy Byron’s poetry available on the EIL site:

Prometheus

She Walks in Beauty

Darkness

 

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