She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems

She Walks in Beauty A Woman s Journey Through Poems In She Walks in Beauty Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience this time to the complex and fascinating subje

  • Title: She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems
  • Author: Caroline Kennedy Hope Davis Jane Alexander John Bedford Lloyd Campbell Scott
  • ISBN: 9781401326005
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Audiobook
  • In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood Inspired by her own reflections on than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry s eloquenIn She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood Inspired by her own reflections on than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry s eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman Kennedy has divided the collection into sections that signify to her the most notable milestones, passages, and universal experiences in a woman s life, and she begins each of these sections with an introduction in which she explores and celebrates the most important elements of life s journey.The collection includes works by Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds, Edna St Vincent Millay, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, W H Auden, Adrienne Rich, Sandra Cisneros, Anne Sexton, W S Merwin, Dorothy Parker, Queen Elizabeth I, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shahib Nye, and W B Yeats Whether it s falling in love, breaking up, friendship, marriage, motherhood, or growing old, She Walks in Beauty is a priceless resource for anyone, male or female, who wants a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it means to be a woman.She walks in beautyGeorge Gordon, Lord ByronIShe walks in beauty, like the nightOf cloudless climes and starry skies And all that s best of dark and brightMeet in her aspect and her eyes Thus mellow d to that tender lightWhich heaven to gaudy day denies.IIOne shade the , one ray the less,Had half impair d the nameless graceWhich waves in every raven tress,Or softly lightens o er her face Where thoughts serenely sweet expressHow pure, how dear their dwelling place.

    She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron George Gordon Poetry She Walks in Beauty By Lord Byron George Gordon The most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, George Gordon, Lord Byron, was likewise the most fashionable poet of the day He created an immensely popular Romantic hero defiant, melancholy, haunted by secret guilt for which, to many, he seemed the model. She Walks in Beauty Shmoop Homework Help, Teacher She Walks in Beauty Introduction If you want an example, just check out Benjamin Franklin s Autobiography the man made a graph of his personal virtues Romantic era writers and thinkers believed that these Enlightenment era philosophers and writers like Franklin totally missed the boat when it came to understanding human nature. Analysis of She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron She Walks in Beauty is one of his shorter, but best known, poems, and has been set to music by Isaac Nathan, as part of the Hebrew Melodies set The same rumours that dogged Byron followed the publication of this poem it is largely thought to be an ode to Augusta Leigh. She Walks in Beauty Analysis Literary devices and Poetic She Walks in Beauty, Like the Night 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. Lord Byron She Walks in Beauty Genius 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 , one ray the less, Had half impair d the nameless grace. She Walks in Beauty She Walks in Beauty She Walks in Beauty is a short lyrical poem in iambic tetrameter written in by Lord Byron, and is one of his most famous works It is said to have been inspired by an event in Byron s life while at a ball, Byron saw Mrs Anne Beatrix Wilmot, the wife of his cousin, Robert Wilmot. She Walks in Beauty by George Gordon Byron Poems poets I 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 She Walks in Beauty Analysis eNotes At a Glance She Walks in Beauty is a short poem consisting of three stanzas of six lines each The stanzas are written in an ABABAB rhyme scheme, and the lines follow a regular rhythm iambic tetrameter, which means that there are four iambs or pairs of one stressed and one unstressed syllable in every line. Lord Byron s Poems She Walks in Beauty, Like the Night Lord Byron s Poems Summary and Analysis of She Walks in Beauty, Like the Night Buy Study Guide The poet describes a woman who walks in beauty, like

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    1. Caroline Kennedy Hope Davis Jane Alexander John Bedford Lloyd Campbell Scott

      Librarian s note There is than one author in the database with this name.Caroline Bouvier Kennedy is an American author and attorney She is the daughter and only surviving child of U.S President John F Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis An older sister, Arabella, died shortly after her birth in 1956 Brother John F Kennedy, Jr died in a plane crash in 1999 Another brother, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy died two days after his birth in 1963.

    354 thoughts on “She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems”

    1. possibly my favorite book passage ever:"When I was younger, I thought my task was to forge ahead and succeed as an individual. But growing older has helped me realize that our success lies in our relationships - with the family we are born into, the friends we make, the people we fall in love with, and the children we have. Sometimes we struggle, sometimes we adapt, and at other times we set a course for others to follow. We are all leaders and followers in our lives. We are constantly learning [...]


    2. I first heard about this book when I watched Caroline Kennedy mix it up, poetry-wise, with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report. Intrigued, I was glad to see the book appear on the new book shelves at my local library. Checked it out and loved it. Caroline Kennedy edited this book and wrote the introductions for each of the sections of poems. Included in this volume are poems about the various phases of women's lives--Falling in Love, Breaking Up, Marriage, Work, Motherhood, Friendship, Growing [...]


    3. A collection of poems compiled by Caroline Kennedy based on the stages of a woman’s life. I liked the layout of this book. She begins each section with some personal reflections that I really enjoyed. This is a very diverse collection with classics from Shakespeare, the Bible, etc as well as many contemporary selections. Kennedy started this project around the time she turned 50. She said, “Reading poems can help bring clarity and insight to emotions that can be confusing or contradictory. [...]


    4. I would have given this book one and a half stars, but just before the end, I found "Love" by Roy Croft included in the poems. My husband and I had Croft's poem read at our wedding, along with "The Love Chapter in Corinthians" which is also in this book. Croft's "Love" is the single best description of the way two people in love should feel about each other. Every time I read "Love" I am reminded of that old adage about marriage, "Be friends first." It is so true!Kennedy compiled poems that she [...]


    5. I love good poetry and I just forget to add it to my daily life. This is a lovely collection subtitled "A Woman's Journey Through Poems" and it's edited by Caroline Kennedy who selected the poems and wrote an intro to each of the sections. She chose beautifully a mixture of old and new, serious and light-hearted alike. I first read some of these poems when I was a child and they are like old friends revisiting me again. Comforting and delightful. Some of them were new to me and it's always such [...]


    6. I loved that the poetry selections were for women at all stages of life. It’s feminism at its core that women are different than men and that women are just as varied and three dimensional as men. I listened to the Audible version of the book and loved the performances of the poems. Caroline Kennedy’s voice is not of ‘voice over’ quality but I respect who she is and her life’s journey. There’s nothing like an excellent poem to connect me to my spirit and emotions. And this book is fu [...]


    7. What a delightful book! I'm not into poetry and would never have chosen to read this book if my book discussion group had not selected it. I almost always buy our book club selections, but I didn't want to spend $25 for this one so I got it a few days ago from the public library. I thought I would read Caroline's comments and read a few of the poems, but I read the entire book in almost one sitting.For people of a certain age, Caroline seems like one of our children. I was in high school when he [...]


    8. I'll admit that I felt sheepish buying this book. I mean, I saw it in an Anthropologie store; it's subtitled, "A woman's journey through poems" (does it get more mawkish than that?); and the art design is just gorgeous throughout (beautiful paper, images, etc). Everything about this book was designed to appeal to me, like a flower does to a bee, and although my stubborn instinct was to resist, I could tell there was something of substance inside--I'm proud to say that at the age of 32, I finally [...]


    9. This is a collection of poems from Caroline Kennedy. Each 'chapter' includes an introduction by her, and then a smattering of poems covering a single topic. They are: Falling in Love; Making Love; Breaking Up; Marriage; Love Itself; Work; Beauty, Clothes and Things of This World; Motherhood; Silence and Solitude; Growing Up and Growing Old; Death and Grief; Friendship; and How to Live. It was a very good collection of poems. Some were familiar classics, and some I had never heard before. All wer [...]


    10. This collection of poems celebrating womanhood has surprised me, since I am not particularly enamoured of either the Kennedys or of the artform of poetry in general. This is a lovely balance of Biblical, classic and modern poems, of lines that are familiar ("I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you") and those that were not but struck me all the same ("Are those your children? Yes."). It has poems after my own heart, from an ode to the sexy red dress, to a trib [...]


    11. I was gifted this book for graduation last year by a nice man who works at the library named Mr. Yancy, (he even signed it). I don't like poetry too much, but I thought I would give a whirl, because Bethany said I would never read it haha. But overall the author uses other people's poetry form a collection of time periods and locations and women and men writers. She puts them into sections where she gives a brief description of her life at a certain time. It can be very cliched and cringy sweet [...]


    12. Really enjoyed this collection of poems selected by Caroline Kennedy. Liked her insights she shares in the prefaces to each section. This is a great book to give as a gift to friends and family!


    13. Book #14 of the 2016 Reading Challenge. Theme: A poetry book.Although this was a beautifully written book, I still will never enjoy reading poetry. It was hard to get through a lot of the poems. The introduction to each grouping of poems was beautifully written by the author and that was actually my favorite portion of the book."When I was younger, I thought my task was to forge ahead and succeed as an individual. But growing older has helped me realize that our success lies in our relationships [...]


    14. I listened to this one as part of my immersion in poetry in April. The subtitle of the anthology is, "A woman's journey through poems," which made me think that it was going to be a collection of women poet's giving voice to women's lives. Instead, it has at least as many male poets writing ABOUT women as women speaking to their own experiences, and many of these poems fall prey to romanticizing womanhood, seeing women once more through "the male gaze." As such, it contained a lot more platitude [...]


    15. I had no idea the author was the daughter of JFK (the bio inside the back cover doesn't mention it at all) until I saw one brief mention that "my mother wore it at my father's Inaugural Ball." Not many fathers have Inaugural Balls.Some poems I liked:Unfortunate Coincidence by Dorothy Parker (oh, so cynical)may i feel said he by e. e. cummings (evokes a lot in so few words, though I don't understand his use of parentheses)Bra Shopping by Parneshia Jones (so accurate)Vietnam by Wislawa Szymborska [...]


    16. I nearly did not buy this collection of poems - I have issues with publisher's exploiting celebrity names to sell books (and the Kennedy name is about as "celebrity" as you can get, even to a non-American!), but I'm glad I did! While at times the introductory notes were too maudlin (and, at times, slipped into condescension), this ended up being a wonderful collection of poetry to relax with. From the short, deeply profound words of Rumi & Lao Tzu, to the magnificent "The Summer Day" by Mary [...]


    17. I have always been intrigued with Jacqueline Kennedy, the wife of President Jack Kennedy and mother of Caroline Kennedy (author of this book). In this book Kennedy draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman. The chapters are about love, falling in love, growing old, friendships, family, work, etc.Reading these poems brought me to a reflective and contemplative place to simply take in the beauty of these poems, the thoughts, the laughter and sadness, [...]


    18. Poems about love and life. Not many familiar to me in the newer poets. Probably because I don't read much poetry. I do like 'Madam and Her Madam' by Langston Hughes.Sections of the book:Falling in Love, Making Love (some rather steamy), Breaking Up, Marriage, Work, Beauty, Clothing, Things of the World, Silence and Solitude, Growing Up and Growing Old, Friendship, How to Live.


    19. What a treat to read poetry again!! A nicely curated (um, edited?) collection - I really enjoyed that the poems are arranged thematically and they were from multiple time-periods. A nice book to flip through ocassionally for a little reflective me-time.


    20. I recieved this book as a surprise when i got a book i won from . i wasn't expecting this book at all so a thanks to the company who sent it out. i can't wait to read this!




    21. I love anything Caroline Kennedy does. This collection of poems does not disappoint. I will probably read it over and over again. It is poignant, fun, thought-provoking.


    22. This is a beautiful poetry collection. Probably my favorite thing about it is you don't have to read it from beginning to end. You can just assess your mood, pull the book down and find the right poem(s) to fit what you're feeling. I hope to one day own this book and do just that. One of my favorite poems in here is from St. Teresa of Avila: May Today There be Peace Within"May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born [...]


    23. I was never a passionate poetry reader. There are only a handful of poets I like, Mary Oliver being my favorite. That being said, my review might not count for much, but I think it's hard, almost impossible, to write a book that captures the essence of being a woman (or a man or anything else). How we experience our gender is unique and I think it's hard to contain womanhood in a series of one person's selected poems. I think this book would appeal to certain types of women, like older women or [...]


    24. It took me a almost a year to finish this book, though not because I did not like it. I took the book, which I won in a give-away, to work, kept it in my desk and read it only while eating my lunch, if I wasn't doing something else. And, I often found reading poetry difficult; as Sam Hazo has said and I paraphrase, "Poetry is meant to be read aloud."She Walks in Beauty is a collection of poems about the aspects of a woman's life, arranged in chapters including, "Falling in Love", "Breaking Up", [...]


    25. I am biased I suppose for I love poetry! A friend of mine once said he hated poetry because it all sounded the same when read out loud. I was most fortunate to read it silently and absorb it. Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton and Edna St. Vincent Millay got me through many an angsty teenage moment. Caroline Kennedy at age 50 with a myriad of emotions decides to create a journey through poetry. Sections include Love, marriage, Loss and Friendship among others.


    26. Disclaimer: I won this book through a giveaway.That being said, I was a little disappointed. The book is broken up into several categories, when I was expecting a lot more poems from the "how to live" section. I think this book is great for any women who doesn't know a lot about poetry, as it has all sorts of different types of poems.It's not my usual reading, however I did enjoy it. Perfect light reading before bed, though I did skip the section about death and grieving.


    27. i read this book to fufil a goal read a book of poetry. i do not like poetry. whenever i come across a song or a peom in my other books. i usually skip it. it never seems to take away from the story. i forced myself to read this to fulfil the goal. i still don't get poetry. i did like the book though. it groups the peoms together about topics such as marriage, friendship, childrearing, etc. a real celebration on womenhood.


    28. An incredible selection of poems for different moments in life. Beautiful introductions by Caroline Kennedy and what poetry means/meant to her, her family, and why it's important in one's life."Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it. . .All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words."-Jackie Kennedy Onassis-


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