Monday, July 25, 2005

Poem Of The Week: She Walks In Beauty

I should have posted this last Monday but I wanted my poem "Love" to have more time to get comments ;)

So this poem is called "She Walks In Beauty" and was written by Lord George Gordan Byron and I hope you all like it :)

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!

25 comments:

Spontaneousnessity said...

very sweet :) ..

Najah said...

all credit to the poet but i did not enjoy reading it that much. In some lines I had to recheck the dictionary and then after rechecking i had to re-read the line to grasp it... hmmmm me no like.

Hopeless Poet said...

Spontana:
I hope you walk like that ;)

Najah:
Well at least you learnt some new words ;)

Salted-Caramel said...

Beee-you-tee-fol.

A Daydreamer said...

very lovely choice :)

but i must admit, i enjoy reading your writings more... fa laa teb5al 3alyeena...give us what we want lol

Hopeless Poet said...

Salted-Caramel:
Th-a-nk y-o-u :D

DayDreamer:
Thanks you made me blush ;) and inshallah soon I finish one and post it :D

jawaher said...

I like this poem so much ...it has that much sensitive pictures ...i don't know why u didn't like it najah ??? pls read it again cos the more u read it the more u feel it and like it (trust me) ......by the way hp : do u have that special relationship between u and the night as most poets have ??and why ??whats wrong with morning ??i like it more ..i feel night is soo scary , am i normal??:(

Rain Drop said...

"walks in beauty"

Sure I liked it :D

Bu Habbash should read it for me this time :P

Hopeless Poet said...

Jawaher:
Yes I do. I love the night. It is quiet and peaceful. The morning is just a I don't know busy time and crowded streets. But I think you are still normal ;)

RD:
LooL! Allah y3een Bu Habbash 3aleech :P
I hope he can read English though :P

jawaher said...

oh what a relationship ;) ..so i think u like um kalthom's song ( alf lelah we lelah) especially when she said ( wengool leshams ta3ali ta3ali ba3d sanah mosh agbli sanah )am i right ??:)

Ancient said...

One of my favorite love poems I loved every word.

Thank you.

Pink sHoKoLaa.. said...

c'mon hopeless poet..both u and i know ina jad ma kaan lah daa3e ita3ib roo7ik oo itdawir a poem that suits me perfectly ;) ehehe la walla jad i5tiyaar saleem :) yalla imwafag inshalla!

p.s. min zimaan 3anik ishway...bs ma nisainaak :P

p.s.s. ya jawaher...il lail 8air!! mithil ma HP gaal..its calm oo secure cuz its only u and the moon and the starz..nothing and no one else! u shud try sitting on the beach bilail alone..firsheelich blanket oo naamay 3ala '6ahrich oo "3id inijoom ishkithrahaa, yaalee bigalbee kithrahaa!!"

Spontaneousnessity said...

from now on I'll make sure I walk like that :)

jawaher said...

pinkshokolaa : i do like nights with my family and my friends , but sometimes i can't set alone and listen 2 music night cos when i do that i imagine that there is a group of ghosts dancing around me ..i have phobia from this and i think ppl who can stay nights alone are soo lucky .. any way thanks ...and unfortunately we dont have beaches on my city :(

Anonymous said...

Hey just droping by to say hello and to check if you have a new poem on...

Hope all is well

Enjoy your Holiday

Nasra

Hopeless Poet said...

Jawaher:
Well actually no I don't like Um Kalthoom! I like only old English songs not Arabic :P

Ancient:
You are welcome :)

Pink sHoKoLaa:
Well what can I do!! The man wrote it for you and for you walk of beauty :P
And thanks for passing by and don't forget us ;)

Spontana:
Don't you already walk like that? ;)

Jawaher:
Well ghosts are nice at night!! They are my friends and we dance together ;)

Nasra:
All is well but no new poems unfortunatley.
Thanks.

Bloo said...

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,


good choice Hp :)

Hopeless Poet said...

Vintage:
Thanks and it is always good to see you here :D

Blossom said...

I love the peom ...I think I had this one in Poety Course in University :)

Oh I really miss Uni days

Anonymous said...

ur blog is wounderful and u choose a very nice poem..i like ur poem i heard abt ur blog frm a friend

Hopeless Poet said...

Blossom:
Glad you like it.
I miss those days too! I wanna be a student again :'(

Anonymous:
Thank you very much for your nice words and thanks to your friend! But who are you and who is the friend? Reveal yourself to me :D

frisky said...

my name is frisky
i will be one of ur reader sorry cos i forgot my name that is may be cos i like the poem that much...i came to know abt u frm jawahar...

Meeshosaur said...

البداية طيبة .. لكن بدأنا نضيع كالعادة في النص ..
I liked the title .. its so "gthab"

Hopeless Poet said...

Meeshosaur:
I suggest that you use a dictionary while reading and check the new words you don't know so you can learn :)

Meeshosaur said...

Hopeless Poet .. how r u ?
i swear bro i'm always try to do the best .. espcially to learn english .. but sometimes i got difficulties with phrases .. though all reasons .. I will learn .. Enshalla ..