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by hippo
Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Contest · #624078
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A parody, according to Chambers and the Oxford dictionaries, is......a burlesque imitation, a humorous exaggerated imitation of an author, literary work, style etc, a travesty.

I think I have accomplished all of these (particularly the travesty.....) in the following parody!!

Here is the beautiful original..........

IT WAS A LOVER AND HIS LASS

By William Shakspeare

It was a lover and his lass
With a hey and a ho and a hey nonino !
That oe'r the green corn-field did pass
In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing hey ding a ding:
Sweet lovers love the Spring.

Between the acres of the rye
These pretty country folks would lie:
This carol they began this hour,
How that life was but a flower:

And therefore take the present time
With a hey and a ho and a hey nonino !
For love is crown-ed with the prime
In spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing hey ding a ding:
Sweet lovers love the Spring.



Here is the pilloried version

An apologue

SPRING IS SPRUNG THE GRASS IS RIZ

by Hippo

( so sorry my Bard, your works do not deserve this massacre )


Paramours cavort hand in hand
With a ha and a hee and a ha bonny flea !
They squirm and itch in the long grasses
'Cos creepies and crawlies nip their asses,
Oohing and ouching, ha ! hear them sing :
Lovers like love but not in the Spring.


In fields of wheat and fields of corn
Him and her loving from early dawn,
Creatures of land, birds of the air
As in Noah's Ark they all do pair.


Look no further than this morn
With a ha and a hee and a ha bonny flea,
Boys and girls come out to play
Taking a literal roll in the hay.
Oohing and ouching ha ! hear them sing :
Lovers like love but not in the Spring.



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