So, we'll go no more a roving by Lord Byron

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Post by AdamWest » 09 Feb 2010, 15:39

Love it keep up the good work

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Post by soniakhan33 » 08 Apr 2010, 08:10

You always provide such a good data thanks man keep up your work...

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Post by twilightchick792 » 11 Apr 2012, 12:13

Tracey Neal wrote:sensual pleasure is so much better when love is involved too :wink:
so true

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Post by zeeshanaayan07 » 18 Jul 2013, 15:03

Woow great writing

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Post by Nathrad Sheare » 18 Dec 2013, 04:01

Wow, I really like this one. Of course, I really like Lord Byron. He was an incredibly prolific poet... I still haven't read all of his works... Very beautiful poem. Thanks.
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Post by plefkowitzx » 12 Mar 2014, 11:23

1) How do you feel about this poem?
I remember studying it in my literature course. I fell in love with it on day one. One of my all-time favourite poets and poems. I find the tone romantic yet melancholy. Also it has an element of enchantment to it possibly due to the use of imagery describing the moonlight.

2) What was your favorite line/lines?
My favourite lines are "Though the night was made for loving, And the day returns too soon."

3) Does Bryon believe that once love is worn it can no longer come back or is he talking about the sensual aspects of love?
I believe that Byron is actually discussing the fact that now he is getting older, love won't be the same as it was in his youth. It will be more mature and not so spontaneous as it used to be.

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Post by Konnie86 » 28 Jan 2015, 08:53

Love it, extremely deep.

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Post by H0LD0Nthere » 09 Feb 2015, 22:42

thisislisa, I really like your interpretation.

When I first read the poem, I too thought with some others that it was Byron realizing that he was worn out from his wild lifestyle, couldn't sustain it, no longer even wanted it really. But that doesn't really jive with the poem. There is a sense of peace in the poem (at least, to me) - peace with the giving up of the opportunity to go a-roving. Almost, outgrowing it. As if he were saying, "When I was younger, a night like this would make me want to roam the fields with you. But now, though I still love you, I am content to sit at home and watch the moon." Something like that.

I don't know whether this is what Byron was feeling or aiming for when he wrote the poem. And if he were trying to express this older, somewhat weary maturity, is it because he was actually feeling it? Or only imagining and wishing for it?

It feels very different from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, another amazing poem, which really is narrated by a world-weary man.

"I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.

"We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
by seagirls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
till human voices wake us, and we drown."
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Post by Keith80 » 22 Aug 2015, 08:54

I find that I tend to agree with the comments of thisislisa and HOLDONthere. We have to take poets literally to understand them, and as an old married man I can equate perfectly with Byron's sentiment. The heart IS still as loving, but we go no more a roving except in memory. I also equate with Tennyson's Ulysses' comment "Though much is taken, much remains". I find that this is so very true too.

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Post by JFrancis » 22 Jun 2017, 08:20

I love the lyricism of this poem, but the subject matter is a bit sad.
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