Stepping Out – #NaPoWriMo23 – Day 14

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Hey 🙂

It’s Day 14 of NaPoWriMo!! I’ve caught up 😛

“Today, I challenge you to write a parody or satire based on a famous poem…take a favorite (or unfavorite) poem of the past, and see if you can’t re-write it on humorous, mocking, or sharp-witted lines.” [from here]

I did make myself guffaw a little too much while ‘fouling up’ Lord Byron’s first verse to She Walks In Beauty 😀 (I add a warning here that there is one, particularly Scottish-sounding, rude word in there…)


She steps in doody, and her plight

Of grassy kerb and woeful cry’s

All that’s infernal with the night:

Its disrespect and scornful eyes

Thus amplified by smelly s**te,

Avoidance of which heaven denies.


I kept the sounds at the end of the lines, the rhyming scheme and also the syllable count, so hopefully it works for you. 

Here is Byron’s original verse if you want to compare 😉


“She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.”


So, I only made a few changes…!

Tomorrow is half way through NaPoWriMo, which seems crazy. Catch you then…


Monty X

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4 Responses to “Stepping Out – #NaPoWriMo23 – Day 14”

  1. Cris Says:

    I might have guffawed myself at this poor person’s plight. 😆

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Hee hee 😉

  3. Jennifer Patino Says:

    😁 this is excellent!

  4. Montaffera Says:

    Aww thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

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