Eternity in an Hour Original Writings

"The Destruction of Sennacherib" by George Gordon Byron

September 16, 2020 Byron López Ellington Season 1 Episode 8
Eternity in an Hour Original Writings
"The Destruction of Sennacherib" by George Gordon Byron
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Eternity in an Hour Original Writings
"The Destruction of Sennacherib" by George Gordon Byron
Sep 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Byron López Ellington

Lord Byron's 1815 poem about King Sennacherib's seige on Jerusalem, especially the Biblical version of the story. I'm not a big fan of religion or religious tales, but just as a work of art -- with its rhythm, metaphors, rhymes, etc. -- this poem is incredible.

Also yes, I was (indirectly) named for Lord Byron. (My dad was named for him and I was named for my dad.) This happens to be the only poem I've read of his at time of recording, actually.

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Lord Byron's 1815 poem about King Sennacherib's seige on Jerusalem, especially the Biblical version of the story. I'm not a big fan of religion or religious tales, but just as a work of art -- with its rhythm, metaphors, rhymes, etc. -- this poem is incredible.

Also yes, I was (indirectly) named for Lord Byron. (My dad was named for him and I was named for my dad.) This happens to be the only poem I've read of his at time of recording, actually.