Table for Two
Roast me a wren to start with.
Then: Brisket of Basilisk Treat.
My breakfast is “on the house”?
What a curious place to eat!
There’s no accounting for customs.
My tastes are simple and few,
a fat mole smothered in starlight
and a heavenly nine-mouse stew.
(From “The King of Cats Orders an Early Breakfast” in A Visit to William Blake’s Inn by Nancy Willard. New York: 1981.)