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From the Shepherd to His Flock: a Parody of Lord Byron's ''She walks in beauty''

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Below is the poem entitled From the Shepherd to His Flock: a Parody of Lord Byron's ''She walks in beauty'' which was written by poet Ngoc Nguyen. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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From the Shepherd to His Flock: a Parody of Lord Byron's ''She walks in beauty''

THEY graze in beauty on the land
     of grassy glades and dewy dales,
and all that's best of dark and tanned
     meets in their aspect and their tails;
thus mellowed to that tender hand
     which Shepherd to gentle glen compels.

One fleece the more, one hair the less,
     had half repaired the shearless grace
which wreathes in every woolen tress
     or darkly tightens o'er their face,
where mouths serenely sweet express
     how pure, how dear their grazing-place.

And on that rump and o'er that round
     so strong, so firm, yet elegant,
the baas that win, the hooves that bound,
     but tell of days in meadows spent—
a flock at peace with all around,
     a drove whose milk is innocent.


01/26/2014, "First Poem On Soup" Contest






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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 9:21:00 PM
    Very nice, Gnoc! An amusing parody! Kudos on your win!

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 8:30:00 PM
    Enjoyed your first write and congrats on the win, Ngoc

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 6:03:00 PM
    I am familiar with byron's poem, and it's not easy to parody a famous poem like that, but I think you've done a superb job here, and re-reading it, it could easily have been a third place...but congrats anyway on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Hi N.. N...:) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the sous HOME PAGE.... always & forever *LINDA

    Nguyen Avatar Ngoc Nguyen
    Date: 9/23/2013 5:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Linda, your kind comments are always appreciated. Yours, Ngoc...