Saturday, June 28, 2014

For POETS UNITED ~ The Living Dead ~ Honouring our Poetic Ancestors ~ Lord Byron ~ 'She Walks in Beauty'

Rosemary Nissan-Wade of POETS UNITED  has made a 'Great Choice and just right for this time of the year'.'
For me it brings nostalgic memories of college days when 'Romance and Romanticism ' was in the air' Keats
 Shelly Wordsworth and Byron the Lord all were in our hearts and souls'
The term Romanticism had different connotations till I studied English Literary Poetry as a subject. 'Romantic Age' was the period in the History of English Literature when writers turned towards' Nature' to write about 'Humanity flowers clouds oceans trees and the human emotions as 'love in its true form' Out of the 'drawing room' came the Lords and Ladies and we got 'Daffodils' and so many other classics, the poem I wish to share 'She walks in Beauty' by Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, better known as Lord Byron (1788-1824), was an English poet of the Romantic period. As a Romantic, he embraced the power of the heart over the power of the mind. As a result, much of his work shows an admiration for the natural world, and expresses a desire to move closer to that world, which Romantics associated with human purity, or innocence.

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 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.

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