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She Walks in Beauty

October 26, 2008

For years I have loved this poem. It must be one of the most eloquent declarations of love, all time.

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair’d the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

Lord Byron

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Nicole Snow permalink
    October 10, 2009 18:57

    A lovely poem!!! Gonna try to learn it maybe…

  2. Jan Burnett-McKeown permalink
    October 31, 2008 05:12

    This well known piece from Lord Byron seems to be saying that we can often sense a person’s character from the appearance of their face. So true!

  3. Anna permalink
    October 27, 2008 11:35

    A very beautiful poem! Byron rocks 😀

  4. October 27, 2008 01:31

    Words.. they never seize to amaze me

  5. Lena Hagen permalink
    October 26, 2008 15:47

    Virkelig vakkert! Fikk en rar følelse her, men vil ikke si noe i tilfelle jeg tar feil.

    Klem!

  6. October 26, 2008 11:23

    HEJ LOUIS THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL POEMS IT WAS SO NICE TO READ, SO I WRITE IT DOWN SO I CAN TRANSLATE IT FROM ENGLISH TO DANISH.HAVE A GREAT WEEK HUGS FROM ME

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