She Walks In Beauty

George Gordon, Lord Byron
From the Book: The Essential Byron

See Also: The Love Poems of Lord Byron : A Romantic’s Passion
Byron’s Poetry : Authoritative Texts, Letters and Journals, Criticism, Images of Byron

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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One comment on “She Walks In Beauty
  1. neola says:

    I really did like it!!
    I love love poems and that reminds me of personal experiences. It was very beautiful!

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