Yet again I have been slow to meet the challenge Rebecca gave me. I have been lost in the depths of a doctoral thesis focussing on children’s poetry, as well as releasing two new books and working. Still, I shouldn’t neglect Poetry challenges!
Anyway, when I finally sat down and looked at the word Rebecca had given me:
I instantly thought about the homophone pair of fouls/fowl. It only took a few moments to realise that all four words were homophones, and so the idea for a homophone poem tickled my fancy. This is the result:
A Homophonic Musing
As I stand and look in awe
I know it’s neither oar or or
That I should use
When admiring ewes
And feathery fowl
Who are not foul.
My brain’s a metaphoric awl
That helps me manage pinpoint all
The different ways of spelling
Things I see and tales I’m telling.
Thanks for the challenge Rebecca. Watch out for new words coming your way.
(Poem copyright Sally Murphy, 2017)