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A Poem by
Lord Byron

Byron wrote Darkness while staying at the Diodati Villa, Geneva, Switzerland  in  July 1816.

At that time . . . Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, and Byron's physician, Doctor Polidori, were spending their evenings telling ghost stories.  The occasion resulted in Mary Shelley penning her famous novel, Frankenstein, and Dr. Polidori writing The Vampyre.  Lord Byron also wrote a fragment of a novel concerning vampires, but never completed it.

This verse, Darkness, is on the gloomy side and gives a picture of what could happen if the world ends.

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