Sunday, September 7, 2014

Miss H. as Mrs H.

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!

Lord Byron
Olivia de Havilland as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind
Olivia de Havilland

That is what you see when you imagine beautiful as a rose... 


  1. Firstly, I love your new layout! it's wonderful! and of course beautiful Olivia and beautiful prose x x x

  2. i was so long time away so first i have to agree with peaches the new layout is absolutely beautiful!!!! and so is this post!!! olivia and lord byron what a splendid combo!
    many kisses, mary