Whose Foods These Are after "Whose Woods These Are" [1]

Whose foods these are I think I know:
She said they're from her friend, although
Why should she such efforts make,
Spaghetti dinners to bestow?

I wonder if she was distressed
To see our Ping-chan, barely dressed
And flouncing round our little room --
I do not dwell alone, she's guessed.

"O, what foods these morsels be!" [2]
Said Largo, unconcerned that we
A poor impression might have made --
Um, something about Ping, and me?

I thought I saw her pretty face
Go slack as she surveyed our place:
She bowed, then hurried down the stair,
Into the street she fled apace.

Her eyes!, so lovely, warm and deep,
My feelings to myself I'll keep;
But now, I find I cannot sleep,
Right now, I find I cannot sleep...

(apologies to Robert Frost)

Whose Woods These Are

Whose woods these are
I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods
fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely,
dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


[1] See <a href="http://entropy.megatokyo.com/index.php?strip_id=182" TARGET=_blank>"Just a Little Awkward"</a>, <a href="http://entropy.megatokyo.com/index.php?strip_id=183" TARGET=_blank>"Nothing to Worry About"</a> and <a href="http://entropy.megatokyo.com/index.php?strip_id=184" TARGET=_blank>"We Have Met the Enemy"</a>. This is a "parody" only in the technical sense. I have to approach Kimiko verse carefully: whatever minimal "talent" I possess as a poetaster is based on the cheap expedient of japery, and some characters are just too sweet to jape! Fred's subplot captures the essence of what makes shoujo such a wonderful medium and I don't feel free to mock it as with some of the other plot elements. Too, Kimiko's attitude toward herself reminds me in many ways of my own spouse, a Food Fairy herself; therefore I don't want to make light of her feelings. Some of you already know of my attitude towards the Food Fairies of this world.

[2] I'm sure everyone knows I didn't make this pun up, but I really, really wish I had done.

BTW: I really am finishing the Rime. Honest Injun! (I can't believe some of you were actually asking after it!! ;;^_^;; )

[ October 28, 2001: Message edited by: smurd ]

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