She Walks In Beauty

Since I have started term three of Grade 12 I have been swamped with assessments and have had little to no time for anything to do with ‘fun’. Which I consider writing mini stories and writing on this blog. So I thought that I would share with you all poem from Lord Byron who was apart of the Romantic Era from 1800 to 1850. He was such an interesting character whom was described as one of his many lovers as “Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know”. With that it mind I would like to attach one of his poems which actually made me cry the first time I read it- because I love romantic things and all. I hope you all can dive into the world of poetry and follow this poem from start to finish. 

 

 

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 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! 

 

So what do you think? Comment your thoughts! :) 

I admire how he was able to write about the appearance of this ‘unknown’ women but also her internal aspects. I find romance so much more beautiful back in those times- now the meaning is almost forgotten… and I’m scared that love will seize to exist when I eventually find someone.  

Adieu good friends and here is a fabulous photo of the man himself Lord Byron. Unknown-1Elly-Grace XX  

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