George Gordon Byron
George Gordon Byron Poems
- She Walks In Beauty She walks in Beauty, like the night Of ...
- When We Two Parted When we two parted In silence and ...
- There Is Pleasure In The Pathl... There is a pleasure ...
- So We'Ll Go No More A-Roving So we'll go no more a-roving ...
- To Caroline Think'st thou I saw thy beauteous eyes, ...
- My Soul Is Dark My soul is dark - Oh! quickly string The ...
- I Speak Not, I Trace Not, I Br...
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS , commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.
Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. He was ... more »
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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 ...