Monday, January 14, 2013

The Glamour by Lord Byron -

The Glamour, 1813 by Lord Byron is a poem to be savored. The vampire is depicted in its timeless evil by the great poet. 
Poems and stories about vampires migrated northward from the Balkans into Germany and Austria in the 17th and 18th century. They moved to the west into France and England in the early 19th century.

But first on this earth as vampire sent, 
Thy corpse shall from tomb be rent:
Then ghastly haunt thy native place, 
And suck the blood of all thy race; 
There from thy daughter, sister, wife,

At midnight drain the stream of life;
Yet loathe the banquet which perforce
Must feed thy livid living corpse.
Thy victims are they yet expire
Shall know the demon for the  ire, 
George Gordon, lord Byron (1788–1824).
George Gordon, lord Byron (1788–1824). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As cursing thee, thou cursing them,
Thy flowers are withered on the stem
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