She walks in Beauty

I saw this tiny girl dancing among sparkles on the shore at twilight. It reminded me of a very beautiful old poem by Lord Byron.

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She walks in beauty, 1814

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 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!

Lord Byron

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4 Responses to “She walks in Beauty”

  1. That is the cutest picture!!!

  2. Beautiful photograph. The poem gives it a pensive tone. It strikes me, after reading, how innocent we all must have been as children and how much passes in life to change the way we view the world as adults. Start with a clean slate — end with a full life. Hopefully, a full heart.

  3. QM, you sure have a way with words…
    😉

  4. This is very beautiful, makes me remember times past..

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