The llama not eaten (yet), by T1

This is another of Twin 1’s poems for his English anthology assignment, again on the llama theme.Β  It was inspired by Henry Hogge’s The Pig Poets, one of my favourite books of poetry, and comes with apologies to Frost – although as Frost originally intended The Road Not Taken to be humorous, perhaps he wouldn’t mind too much:

Two llamas diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not eat them both
In a single sitting, long I stood
Then chased one llama as far as I could
To where it fell in the undergrowth;

Then caught the other, just as round,
And skinned and quartered it right there,
And built a fire upon the ground;
With sticks and twigs that I had found
And cooked it all (except the hair),

And later that morning, filled with llama
I sneaked quietly past the llama farmer.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
With plans to cook it another way,
While wearing my llama-hair pyjamas.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
How delicious was that llama pie –
I wish that I had put some by,
So that I could taste the difference.


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23 responses to “The llama not eaten (yet), by T1

  1. This is hilarious, thank you for the laugh. πŸ™‚

  2. I love it. Llama’s can be rather aggressively spitty, so my sympathy is rather limited.

  3. πŸ˜„πŸ¦™πŸ₯§

  4. Hahaha, nice one! How do even come up with these ideas?! πŸ€©πŸ˜‚

    • Thanks Shruba! The Pig Poets by Henry Hogge was definitely the inspiration for this one – worth looking in a library for, some of it is absolutely hilarious.

      • Oh! I’ll have to look it up online, libraries are sadly out of reach nowadays. Can’t wait for everything to turn back to normal again. Covid go away ugh. πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜­

        • Sorry, I should have thought. 😦 Most things are open here, including libraries.

        • No no it’s alright. How would you havw known… We had another lockdown recently because of the sudden second wave surge in India. πŸ™ˆ

        • I did know about the second wave, it made the news here, and I have a collaborator in Mumbai. But he’s recently been vaccinated, so I guess I assumed things were opening up again. I guess things vary a lot place to place as well in India. We’ve had state and city based lockdowns.
          Stay safe! ❀

        • Yes, I’m also from Mumbai. We have a lockdown again despite the vaccination to stop the spreading. It has already increased so much the government is trying to curb it with the lockdown. We have curfews too. This happened only a few days back so yeah. You too stay safe! πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  5. Wonderful! Such a fun poem! πŸ˜€

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