She walks in beauty – Lord Byron

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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 mellowed to that tender light
   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
   Had half impaired 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!
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4 Comments Add yours

  1. sorayabakhbakhi says:

    My recent ex sent this to me on Valentine’s Day. It always makes me emotional to think of it…

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  2. I’m glad you like it! Sorry if it hurt you, though…

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  3. This is one of my favorite poems. Thanks, Lea Claire, and thanks for following my blog.

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  4. Thank you for your kind words, and you’re very welcome! 🙂

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