What If........

When We Two Parted 
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
Sank 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 shudder comes o'er me—
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee too well:—
Long, long shall I 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.
- Lord Byron

"A woman's heart is like a deep ocean full of secrets"

Kary xoxo


  1. Love the photo/quote!

  2. I loved that last line "A woman's heart is like a deep ocean full of secrets" :)

    ...just wondering If you've checked your mail?

  3. Oh that line. Amazing! I think to think that a woman's heart is exactly like that :) Hope you're weekend and birthday was fantastic! x

  4. Lord Byron is such an amazing poet.

    x Jasmine

  5. ahh, you had me at Lord Byron! I am a new follower from the super stalker hop!

  6. Beautiful. It may make me a bit sad, but Lord Byron's poetry always reminds me of the first SATC movie nowadays.

    Just discovered your blog, would love it if you stopped by mine sometime.

    Andrea x

  7. Just beautiful.

    Happy belated birthday darling! Hope you're having a lovely time with your family!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  8. Thanks for posting the poem! I'm visiting from the Super Stalker Blog Hop and am your newest follower. I'd love it if you'd follow me too at my new blog Why We Love Green at http://whywelovegreen.blogspot.com

  9. that last line takes my breath away and my heart feels every line of it.

    i love you more than you know! and yes, that quote is very true. thinking of you and missing my beautiful sister! xoxo

  10. In secret we met—
    In silence I grieve
    That thy heart could forget....

    These words haunt me. Oh how I know what this poem is talking about. My heart will never forget :(

    And that song. So perfect. (I also love the London reference you know)

    I love how your heart always understands mine and that I am able to tell you some of the secrets it holds! I love you so much Karina!!! Always and forever xoxo

  11. Wow. Powerful poem. I love it.
    So sad.