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Poem of the Week


She Walks in Beauty
By Lord 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 mellow’d to that tender light
….Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
….Had half impair’d the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven trees,
….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!

Thanks to Annalisa Harder for this week’s poem (or more¬†accurately¬†poet).

One Response to “Poem of the Week”

  1. Colin Says:

    I like that you’re comfortable posting Byron; most English majors that I’ve met are, not afraid, but more … abhorent of traditional poetry. This poem is a good example of why that’s stupid: the way Byron plays with form, rhyme and meter here is great. I love it!

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