Ode hear, this is Really Awfully Shakespearean


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It is suggested that for  NaPoWriMo  Day  Twenty Four  one should ‘write a parody or satire based on a famous poem. It can be long or short, rhymed or not. But take a favourite poem of the past, and see if you can’t re-write it on humorous, mocking, or sharp-witted lines. You can use your poem to make fun of the original (in the vein of a parody), or turn the form and manner of the original into a vehicle for making points about something else.’

I genuinely admire Shakespeare’s Odes, and of course you know I wouldn’t dream of making fun of them. Here is my ever-so-serious attempt to write one in his style:


Oh Due Win Nap Pull* 

O gorgeous orb that tempted in the days
Of first beginnings, causing mankind’s fall,
Thou yet remain what, with amaze, I graze –
I don’t blame thee for falling stuff at all;
Thou featurest in fairy tales of old:
A witch gave Snow White one that made her sleep;
They tell of William Tell whose son made bold –
(To be shot off) – one on his head to keep;
And thou canst keep physicians from my door
If I remain well faithful unto thee
By daily masticating one or more
Of thee, resplendent product of thy tree;
Thou hast lived apple-ly, and when shouldst die
Shalt rest with the Big Apple in the Sky. 

*or, maybe, ‘Ode to an Apple’?

Apple 2

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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11 Responses to Ode hear, this is Really Awfully Shakespearean

  1. Never met an apple or an apple sonnet that I didn’t like! 😉 Well, I don’t like the rotten ones of any variety… (apples or poems)!

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  2. Grannymar says:

    I will never see an apple in the same way again! Happy Chomping.

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  3. You dared and won! Perfect ending with the last 2 lines.

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  4. Just the right day for this being near Shakespeare’s birthdate 😊

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  5. Very clever with the apple-ly and your wording for an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Really enjoyed this!
    http://goo.gl/2pJWE3

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  6. El Rolyat says:

    Clever! I liked this a lot.

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