So, we’ll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.
For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.
Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we’ll go no more a-roving
By the light of the moon.
~We’ll Go No More A-Roving by Lord Byron.
Wicken Fen is a wetland nature reserve situated near the village of
Wicken, Cambridgeshire, England and is one of Britain’s oldest nature
reserves, and was the first reserve cared for by the National Trust,
starting in 1899.
Photo: Sharpe Images.