Gail C. Berreitter

Home  •  Minutiae  •  Links  •  Site Map  •  Contact Me

Love Poems
Love Poems
Heartfelt Poems
Heartfelt Poems
Poetry by Lady Gabrielle
Poetry by Lady Gabrielle
Dark Moments
Dark Moments
Musings of My Life
Musings of My Life
Lord Byron
Lord Byron
The Sweetest Love Story
The Sweetest Story


Lord Byron

 

She Walks in Beauty

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!

1