Night poetry easily lends itself to being love poetry. Take this classic favorite from Lord Byron…
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 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!
Where Lord Byron left off, modern song-writers have picked up. Enjoy our new themed playlist, with its share of night love songs!
Try your hand at a night love poem, wherein you compare the beloved to some aspect of the night. Take it further than Byron (he mentions only the stars). Or, if you want to mention the stars, get specific. There is more than one kind of star shining in the dark of the universe. If you like, grab a line from one of our playlist night songs and use it as the title of your poem.
Thanks to our participants in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a recent fun little poem we enjoyed from Nancy…
says that poetry is her game
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