Starry Skies

Copyright Denis Hogan, Australia

Lord Byron

SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow’d to that tender light          5
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,   10
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,   15
But tell of days in goodness spent,—
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent.


The stars go on forever over the Pinnacles in Western Australia.  Three hours north of Perth, it’s a true desert landscape in Nambung National Park, where the weathered rock spires of the Pinnacles rise out of yellow sand dunes. And yet this other-worldly landscape sits right on the sparkling blue Indian Ocean.  A beautiful contrast.  A beautiful place to visit.

Photography by Denis Hogan.

Copyright Denis Hogan, Australia

Copyright Denis Hogan, Australia

Copyright Denis Hogan, AustraliaCopyright Denis Hogan, 2015


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