Wednesday, February 22, 2012


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!

George Gordon (Lord) Byron (1788-1824)

Photo by Amber Gray/ See the editorial with gowns modeled by Valerya on Fashion Gone Rogue


db said...

Lord Byron steals my heart right from my chest with his eloquent words each and every time. & that dress gasp... I am in love... this post in it's entirety is beautiful!
Darling Bonnie

Emily Heizer Photography said...

That is my favorite poem ever. I would read it to myself as a little girl and TWIRL around the room, hoping some day some one would read those lines to ME.

It all started with this horrid little fascination with Lucy Maud Montgomery, the Anne books, then the Avonlea series. In one of the episodes, the stuttering Jasper recites it in his barn thinking of his beloved Olivia, who has no idea he pines for her.

Oh, I love it so!

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Annalisa said...

ooohhhh what a lovely poem:X:X:X

Plami said...

Such a beautiful picture and poem! You're such an inspiration!


Isabel Bianchi said...

Lovely poem and beautiful picture!!

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Cafe Fashionista said...

What a beautiful post! :)

MosaMuse said...

BEAUTIFUL picture and great poem!

Johanna said...

What a gorgeous image!

Anonymous said...

lovely post!

Bridal Affairs said...

One of my favorite poems! This is one of your most glorious posts ever! Just perfection!!

Chicago Chic said...

This is just gorgeous!!


Shannon T said...

What a wonderful poem! Lovely dress as well.

Peoneis Wedding said...

I absolutely love that wedding dress! The ruffles at the bottom of the train remind me of peonies flowers.

shary said...

so beautiful photo and poem !