Lord Byron

Lord Byron Poems

Lord Byron was one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement and is widely regarded as one of the greatest English-language poets of all time. His work is still commonly read by poetry lovers and scholars alike. His poetic works include ‘Hours of Idleness,’ ‘Lara, A Tale’ and ‘Hebrew Melodies.’

Apostrophe to the Ocean

by Lord Byron

‘Apostrophe to the Ocean’ by Lord Byron is an excerpt from Byron’s long, epic poem ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.’ The excerpt includes seven stanzas from the poem, starting with stanza CLXXVIII, or 178, and ending with stanza 184. 

This is a beautiful excerpt from Lord Byron's poetry. It deals with themes that he's well-known for and successfully demonstrates his skill with language and his poetic style. The seven stanzas should be considered some of Byron's most interesting and effective.

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society where none intrudes,

By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:

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Oh! Snatched Away in Beauty’s Bloom

by Lord Byron

‘Oh! Snatch’s Away in Beauty’s Bloom’ by Lord Byron is a beautiful poem about grief and the importance of expressing such emotions as a means of catharsis.

This is another beautiful poem from Lord Byron that underscores the various Romantic ideals and sentiments contained within his poetry. This includes a reverence for nature that translates to the speaker's love of their dead beloved. But the poem also crucially presents Byron's argument in favor of emotion and such sentimentalism as grieving for those who've died, presenting it as neither weakness nor a riddle to be solved by reason.

Oh! snatched away in beauty’s bloom,

On thee shall press no ponderous tomb;

But on thy turf shall roses rear

Their leaves, the earliest of ' the year;


by Lord Byron

‘Solitude’ describes how a person can feel content and supported in nature, yet isolated and alone when surrounded by other people.

The poem captures Byron's sense of respect and awe in nature, though perhaps it fails to capture his infamous enjoyment of the company of others. This poem is not regarded as Byroin's best-known, but it is still well-worth reading if you enjoy the poet's work.

To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell,

To slowly trace the forest's shady scene,

Where things that own not man's dominion dwell,

And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been;


by Lord Byron

‘Darkness’ by Lord Byron serves as a warning against the growing inequality in Byron’s time and a prediction for what will happen to the planet if the human race does not change. 

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,

Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth

Epitaph to a Dog

by Lord Byron

‘Epitaph to a Dog’ by Lord Byron is also known as ‘Inscription on the Monument to a Newfoundland Dog.’ It was written in 1808 after the poet’s dog Boatswain died of rabies.

Fare Thee Well

by Lord Byron

‘Fare Thee Well’ by Lord Byron is a fifteen stanza poem written by Byron after separating from his wife in the early 1800s.

My Soul is Dark

by Lord Byron

Like poetry such as ‘My Soul is Dark’, music is a powerful art form that can be used to strongly

On the Death of a Young Lady

by Lord Byron

Lord Byron wrote ‘On the Death of a Young Lady’ in memory of his cousin Margaret Parker. This poem contains great emotional content, focusing on atmosphere over the story.

She Walks in Beauty

by Lord Byron

Scholars believe that ‘She Walks in Beauty’ was written when Byron met his cousin Mrs. Anne Beatrix Wilmont.

Stanzas for Music

by Lord Byron

‘Stanzas for Music’ by Lord Byron is a sixteen line poem that is separated into two sets of eight lines,

The Vision of Judgement

by Lord Byron

Lord George Gordon Byron, poet to The Vision of Judgement, was no stranger to infamy. Throughout his admittedly short life, he was

To Caroline

by Lord Byron

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When We Two Parted

by Lord Byron

Lord George Gordon Byron, the poet to ‘When We Two Parted’, was well-known in his time and remains well-known today

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