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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!