She Walks In Beauty

First things first, A big heartfelt Thanks to my generous friend, who lent me a new Mi Phone last week. Due to which I am now, able to explore lots of new things on social media like a social media vagabond. Install new apps, Like posts, share, comment etc.

This might sound lil strange but I did not have this kind of freedom, when I was using my Microsoft Lumia phone. Accessing Instagram, Pinterest and GoodReads was a major headache for me back then.

During lunch hour, this week, I was busy scrolling up and down my Insta Account when I found this image

Somehow, the red dress captured my attention and more than the dress, its the mention of the Poet which made me google about the caption more.

It is a poem by Lord Byron who was an English Poet and a leading figure in Romantic Movement. “She Walks In Beauty” is one amongst his famous works. It is a beautiful poem written in 1813, inspired by one of his real life events.

It is said that Byron, while at a ball, met Anne Beatrix, his cousin by marriage through John Wilmot. She was in mourning, wearing a black dress set with spangles, as in the opening lines;

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies

He was struck by her unusual beauty, and the next morning the poem was written. (Src: WikiPedia)

Here we go with “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 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!

It is said that the lady described in the poem could be his half-sister Augusta Leigh. (Src: WikiPedia)

Augusta Leigh

4 thoughts on “She Walks In Beauty

    1. wow nice…. how are you finding Mi? Byron bere poems ella bare lusty poems anthe 😦 someone one facebook commented 😦 this is the only one which is pure.

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