“She Walks in Beauty” by George Gordon Byron (Lord 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!


~ George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron)




6 thoughts on ““She Walks in Beauty” by George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron)

  1. Sigh…Lord Byron. This whisked me back to high school English and my favorite teacher.

    Thank goodness my first boyfriend quoted “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” instead of Shakespeare or Byron. I would have fallen hook, line, and sinker and would probably be still living in that dying town.

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