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!

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Can I use this in a book im writing?
Wow I just love the repetitiveness in each verse..it pulled everything together so nicely.You hold so much talent for keeping the reader interested and for that I thank you...and your topics are usually always relateable which is another plus. Very profound thinking expressed in this one and just a all round Excellent poem! Take care of U =Shelley= 10/10!
Wow I just love the repetitiveness in each verse..it pulled everything together so nicely.You hold so much talent for keeping the reader interested and for that I thank you...and your topics are usually always relateable which is another plus. Very profound thinking expressed in this one and just a all round Excellent poem! Take care of U =Shelley=
Crazy, maybe, but very sanely and artistically expressed. A pleasing mix of a dream-like hallucination and thoughtful philosophy. You express the intangible with great clarity. love, Allie xxxx
Excellent poem Tranquil, with great emotion.
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