She Walks in Beauty


Poem by George Gordon 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 gaudi 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 serenly sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that check, 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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