Apparently writing jokes in a foreign language was not yet challenging enough for me, so I had to try writing a poem in a foreign language. *sigh*
Initially I just wanted to use a random poem about summer in this strip, namely “Summer by the Lakeside” by John Greenleaf Whittier. Since that was not very funny, I started to rewrite the poem to make it more meaningful to Shadow until it finally became this carnivorous anthem.
This is the first strip of a long new story arc, by the way.
- Shadow: O tasty prey without a clue,
You can’t escape my searching view
Nor my quick jump out of the blue!
- Shadow: O burning sun, you are so kind
To make them dozy, dizzy, blind
As I sneak up from their behind!
- Shadow: O fearsome claws, I’ll dig you deep
Into dull mice too fat to leap
And rabbits fallen half asleep!
- Shadow: O lovely smells that roam the air,
Your source is just right… over there!
But not for long, I’ll eat that…
- Shadow: … hand??
- Kevin Dean: OW!