Tuesday, December 20, 2005

She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

Amaria Side View
Originally uploaded by knittinjen.
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 mellow'd to that tender light
Which heavy to gaudy day denies
One shade the more, one ray the less
Had half impair'd 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 tells of days in goodness spent
A mind at peace with all below
A heart whose love is innocent!

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