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A Love Lyric from the Amorous Shepherd

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

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

And on that rump and o'er that round
     so fat, so plump, 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.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 1/28/2014 8:30:00 PM
Enjoyed your first write and congrats on the win, Ngoc
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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 :)
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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
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Ngoc Nguyen
Date: 9/23/2013 5:45:00 PM
Thank you, Linda, your kind comments are always appreciated. Yours, Ngoc...