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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Byron's inspiration

Steve Sailer ran a Youtube video, "Rowdy Ghetto Woman Throws Her Baby So She Can Fight On Bus," the other day as a counterpoint to the Hart-Risley hypothesis that ghetto children don't learn as quickly because their parents don't talk enough.

Different people have had different reactions to the lady in the video. I was reminded of a certain Lord Byron poem:

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!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

everybody loves ghetto fighting,
them baby mommas were fast as lighting

John Craig said...

Anon --
I guess "Kung Fu Fighting" is a more apropos thing to be reminded of than Byron's poem.