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

Caroline Kennedy

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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 more 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 beauty George Gordon, Lord Byron 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 mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. II 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hope Davis

Length:

5h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:47