She Walks In Beauty

     This poem and The Destruction of Sennacherib (II Kings XIX) are from Lord G.G. Byron’s Hebrew Melodies both of which were written to be set to music.
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!
June 12, 1814
by Lord George Gordon Byron
Sweet love, innocent kisses and big hugs from
The Castle Lady!
Note: I’ve got Northamptonshire coming up real soon, which will include Princess Diana’s final
resting place at her ancestral home, Althorp, and much more. Soon!

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6 Responses to She Walks In Beauty

  1. belle says:

    j espere que tu va bien je passe te faire un gros bisous marie 


  2. Unknown says:

    A lovely poem. I may even read it again… 😉
    Thanks for popping by earlier, and for your kind words.

            You may have guessed, but anyway, I just popped in to tell you that I\’ve over-reacted (yes.. me… what are the chances?) and decided to dessert my space. But fear not… I\’ve started afresh. New outlook and all that. It\’s not much to look at yet, but it\’ll get there. Please pop along sometime, as you\’re more than welcome in my life. 
    Love & Much Laughter to you,


  3. jeannine says:

    Bisous, je passe juste te faire quelques bisous, car je ne sais pas parler anglais, excuse-me
    Amicales penséesJ.C.


  4. Evelyn says:

     Hello Everybody! Bonjour tout le monde!  Thanks for coming by and enjoying the poem. Annie! It\’s been so long. I must stop by soon and I promise I will ! Nice new space Steve. It\’s always fun to redecorate isn\’t it? Hopefully by this WE I\’ll be hovering over London and Paris. My best friend\’s getting married in London for the first time and then there\’s that first time ever Breizh Parade which will be marching down the Champs Elysees on the 23rd. So much to do- so little time. SIGH! Life is just tough, you know? XD
                                                    Love and kisses to all!   The Castle Lady    smiles, kisses and hugs!


  5. Joe says:

    Dear Evelyn.
    Do you try to connect to ? I have no problems to get their home page. I am very grateful to God that he allowed met to meet and marry my wife; thanks for your compliment.
    Kisses, Joey.


  6. qi says:

    what a nice poem!


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