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© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

She Walks in Beauty
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

Picture taken earlier this year and edited a few days ago. I changed the colours and added the fog, I also edited out the people at the end of the path. I wanted a spooky ethereal image but in the end there was something so hopeful about it that I felt the poem was the perfect companion.

All images/textures/brushes my own or bought. Edited with Photoshop.


sybille sterk, magpiemagic, spooky, death, horror, light, walking, path, dying heaven, afterlife, wood, trees, leaves, forest, sky, beauty, lord byron, poem, poetry picture, love, romance

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 1 year ago

    So very beautiful Sybille. xx

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 1 year ago

    so damn Sybille ….adore this xxxx

  • Pat Moore
    Pat Mooreover 1 year ago

    This is so beautiful Sybille, great work!!!

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 1 year ago

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    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    04-27-13 Congratulations!
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    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great work

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 1 year ago

    this is so beautiful

  • carnal
    carnalover 1 year ago

    Well done!

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