Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Need To Read Lord Byron

"She Walks In Beauty"
"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 the tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One ray the more, one shade 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." Lord Byron


Jim Bohannon (aka Maché Artist) said...

Miss DaisyAnne,
Thanks for all your kind comments. Your grandson will be in my prayers. Keep me posted, please.
~ Jim

Ms. Place said...

I loved this poem in college, and haven't read it much since then. The words still speak to me. Thank you.