''They Graze In Beauty,'' a Pastoral 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 tamed and tanned
meets in their aspect and their tails;
thus softened with that tender hand
which Shepherd to mild glen compels.

One fleece the more, one spot the less,
had half-obscured the shearless grace
which wreathes in every woolen tress
that gently whitens o'er their face,
where eyes serenely sweet express
how pure, how dear their ovine race.

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

Poetry by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-20 at 13:04

Tags Beauty  Parody  Pastoral 

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chuma okafor
Beautifully penned.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo, Ngoc.