Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DMC: "The Passionate Stallion to his Mare" by B. J. Lee

A tribute to “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe

The Passionate Stallion to his Mare

Come live with me and be my mare
and we will every pleasure share.
I’ll save my treats and give you all
the apples when they start to fall.


And we will graze in glorious grass,
and I’ll not let a moment pass
when I am not as close to you
as I can be through chomp and chew.


We’ll share the stable past Duck’s pond,
and there we’ll strengthen our deep bond.
I’ll give you first dibs on the hay
and I will never say thee neigh.


So if this life seems good to you,
then bid your former life adieu.
And if you smell love in the air,
come live with me and be my mare.

© 2012 B. J. Lee.  All rights reserved. 

Tamera Will Wissinger has challenged us to come up with a parody or tribute poem this month.  (Click HERE for details.) There are only three more days to join in the fun! Send your poem no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 31st to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. 

All participants will be entered to win a copy of Tamera's 
delightful new picture book, THIS OLD BAND.


  1. How do I love thee, let me count the neighs.... Brilliant, BJ. Brilliant.

  2. Awesome, BJ, sending it on to a friend with horses. Love that "as I can be through chomp and chew".

  3. Thanks Michelle! and thanks for hosting the gathering of the parodies!

  4. Thank you Linda! And thanks for sharing with your friend!

  5. Such a cute rendition. Nicely done!