Happy National Poetry Day

This year the theme is 'stars' so here is my favourite star related poem.

 She walks in Beauty
 by George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron. (1788–1824)

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!

Want to read some more star poems check out the official National Poetry Day site and the Scottish Poetry Library site

You can also treat yourself to the iF Poetry App An interactive anthology it features 270 poems with readings by Helena Bonham Carter, Bill Nighy, Harry Enfield and Tom Hiddleston, and illustrations by Natasha Law

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