Monday, February 14, 2011


She Walks In Beauty
~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 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!



Kate said...

"days in goodness spent" - lovely to put the pictures with those words!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Wonderful prose to highlight the pictures. Happy Valentine's Day.

Nicole said...

Oh such great photos to go with great words! Loved it!

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Beautiful post! Your companions are lovely and so photogenic. Thanks for putting this together :)

Alan T Hainkel said...

Very well done, Jessie... :D

oneoldcowgirl said...

Lord Byron beautifully illustrated. I loved it.

Jessie McCandless said...

Thank you so much, everyone. I love English Romantic poetry and I love all my "kids," so it seemed a perfect fit for Valentine's day :)