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For My Mom and Mothers Everywhere

The title of Byron’s poem was the quote bestowed on my mother in her high school yearbook. I would say they got it just exactly right. You are never far from my heart, but I always think of you when I hear this poem, Mom.  I am especially thinking of you today.

With love and gratitude to all mothers, everywhere.
~ Beth.

She Walks in Beauty, Like the Night

By Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meets 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.

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  • May 8, 2011, 3:01 pm Athenen Noctua

    Beth Owl-

    How lovely, both your mom and the poem. Gorgeous picture. Is that you?

    Also, on a fashion note, love the dress. Wish those lovely, gracefully, feminine fashions would come back.

    Athene Noctua

  • May 8, 2011, 5:48 pm Beth

    Yes, it’s me and my mom. I was 3 or 4, I think, and this picture was made by a famous (at that time, in the South) photographer named Mills Steele.

    I am fairly sure my grandmother had a hand in arranging this, and we drove all the way to Greenville, SC for it. We were probably living in Dahlonega, GA at the time, where my dad would have been in mountain combat training as part of his U.S. Army Ranger School program.

    So, Mom was about 23 at this time. She had me when she was 20.

  • May 8, 2011, 6:12 pm Jo

    My mom passed away in 1996 but this poem makes me think of her in a happy way

  • May 9, 2011, 6:08 am Pam Vandenaker

    Hi Beth,
    Just found your website–how fun! And thought you might like to see my recent blog post. Funny what a small world we live in!

    My mother passed twenty years ago, and I wrote about her yesterday. Happy Mother’s Day, and happy blogging!