In his own dark period, Lord Byron, the adventurous English romantic poet, wrote Darkness about the violence of men, war and the end of the world.
Byron left England, travelled to Switzerland where he wrote the poem in 1818 with its despairing undertones about the state of humanity. He spent a nomadic and flamboyant life in continental Europe, especially in Mediterranean countries. He expressed his social/political concerns. He had a range of lovers both on the continent and in Britain. Continue reading