A rework of a painting by Hawkins (Wikimedia Commons)
Texture courtesy of JoesSistah, Flickr
Edited in CS3, TopazAdjust and painted in TwistedBrush.

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 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 1814



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  • Yool
    Yoolabout 2 years ago

    O yes she dos….wonderful art and poem Kira !!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much for the lovely comment Yool
    Have a great weekend ☺

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  • tracyye
    tracyyeabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful light and lovely painting:)

  • Many thanks ☺

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  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
    Cynthia Lund T...about 2 years ago

    Oh Kira ~ outstanding! x

  • Thank you so much Cynthia – so kind of you ☺

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  • Ray Jackson
    Ray Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic work !

  • Thank you very much ☺

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous and ethereal.

  • Thank you very much Bunny☺

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  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful and touching work Kira, love, xxo

  • Thank you very much Anna ☺

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Robin☺

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  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 2 years ago

    Love the poem with this, a very mystical and enchanting image for sure!

  • I’m glad you think so Pamela, thank you very much ☺

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  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 2 years ago

    Amazing!! :)

  • Thank you Keith ☺

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  • Margi
    Margiabout 2 years ago

    superb Kira and one of my favourite poems too:)))

  • So glad you like it Margi – thank you very much ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

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