Wednesday, April 15, 2009


"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 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!

In spite of being 100% subjective, mother & photographer, I am bold enough to claim Lord Byron’s poem for this pic.




Mojo said...

And well you should. She's a beautiful girl.

kden said...

Very pretty shot.

Annie Jeffries said...

Your daughter is beautiful and perfectly matches the mood and feeling of the poem.

I featured my daughter this week too, on Ruby Tuesday. I too am 100% unbiased. LOL

Jew Wishes said...

What a beautiful portrait, and tribute to your daughter.

I love the green leaves, love her expression, so filled with mood.

Anonymous said...

What a beautful woman. You captured her essence.

marLou said...

An etheral poem and even lovelier picture.

Debbie Petras said...

Such a beautiful photo of your precious daughter, Felisol. And what a wonderful motherly tribute to her to add the perfect poem. She is blessed to have you for a mom. Hugs to you.

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

How beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Ralph said...

Such an elegant and lovely lady. I know you are her mom, but this is a graceful and stylish pose...

maryt/theteach said...

felisol, a lovely blue tinge to the sepia!

Crown of Beauty said...

what a beautiful photograph, and I can see it is a wintry springday when it was taken, am I right?

Beautiful poem, just right, so right.

As mothers we are 100% unbiased, and 100% subjective.

Sepia has a way of making me feel nostalgic.

Felisol said...

Dear Lidj,
always nice hearing from you. I'll visit in the morning. Now it's bedtime for me..
Just wanted to say that the picture was taken less than a week ago. The background is the sprouting branches of my beloved Clematis.

You must think me some big hen mom publishing all those pictures of my daughter.
She is of course the apple of my eye.
She also has had a very low self esteem, for no good reason at all.
It has improved lately, but I just never can stop showing what a wonderful, valuable a person she is, inside as well as good looking.

From Felisol

dot said...

What a beautiful young lady and the poem is perfect for the photo!

GalleryJuana said...

There is nothing in the world like A Mother's love (and a Father's Love).

Beautiful portrait!

Also, the photos of you and your father and of your father and mother are really sweet.

Terry said...

You know felisol,
i hadn't even seen a word of your post , i was so enthralled with the princess's face and i thought to myself, i should put in my comment that poem,
"she walks in beauty like the night".
and here is exactly what you have put down..
simply amazing...
what a true beauty she is and i must say again, she is beautiful inside and terry

Amrita said...

lovely photo and it goes with the poem too. Serina looks beautiful

Carletta said...

What a beautiful post of and for a lovely young lady!

Right now I'm missing my own daughter. :)

Jada's Gigi said...

Beautiful, Felisol! the poem, the photo and your lovely daughter...a perfect match!

sunnymama said...

Your daughter is beautiful and your sepia picture is lovely.

Debbie Petras said...

Felisol, I'm back today because I wanted to thank you for your heartfelt prayer. You don't know how much that touched me. I included you in my thankful Thursday post today. I'm so grateful and thankful for the power of prayer. I am starting to feel better today.

Felisol said...

Dear Debbie,
It's a long way from Phoenix to Norway, but somehow we were at each others blogs at the same time.
What are the chances for that??
Hugs from Felisol

kayerj said...

I love when a beautiful picture is paired with a beautiful poem

Mrs. Mac said...

You are quite right claiming Lord Byron's poem for this sepia pic of your lovely daughter, Serina. They are perfect together.

I read over at Terry's that you've had company and have been too busy to post a Ruby Tuesday. Spring time has a way of getting a person away from the pc and out in the land of the living. Enjoy your change of scenery.


Trish said...

Simply perfect...beautiful daughter and beautiful words!!!

TMTW said...

The poem matches the lovely young lady in the picture.

I love the noise and splash of green.

Raven said...

Beautiful photo, perfect poem...