She Acts With Beauty (English Sonnet) Poem by Gert Strydom

She Acts With Beauty (English Sonnet)

(after lord George Gordon Byron)

She acts with beauty and as the daylight,
the aspects of her thoughts is in her eyes,
she is full of wit, cheerful and very bright,
the darkness her whim and her will denies.

Pure, sweet and yet kind-hearted is her grace
and with the greatest care her words express,
lingering thoughts in her heart and face
in beauty do all of her glances bless

and her inner will and heart I do know:
with great empathy she does her days spent,
her eyes do both joyful smile and glow
and she is at peace and quite eloquent

a woman of all the women to me:
beauty if anything pretty I did see.

[Reference: "She walks in beauty" by lord George Gordon Byron.

I am quoting his beautiful poem here:

"She walks in beauty" by lord George Gordon Byron

"She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in the aspect of her eyes:
Thus mellowed to the 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."]

Gert Strydom

Gert Strydom

Johannesburg, South Africa
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