Although it may be as a result of sleep deprivation, so far I can picture the first poem being declaimed in the voice of my cat. It starts:
Brave Beocat, brood-kit of Ecgthmeow
Perhaps "Ecgthmeow" is what he's trying to say when he stands there yowling. Although I think there's an "r" in there in his accent.
I needed a pick-me-up like this.