Saturday April 21st, 2012

The exercise:

A four line poem about, or having something to do with: homonyms.

I was transferring some of our Red Pear tomato plants from trays to pots this afternoon, labeling them as I went. Somewhere around the tenth one I wrote 'Red Pair' and kept going for two or three more plants before something in my brain claimed something was amiss.

When I did it again about six plants later, while thinking about that first mistake, I decided it was time to call it a day.


You say the words again,
Speaking so very slowly,
But it makes no difference -
It all sounds the same to me.


Anonymous said...

whether to bow under a bough
or load a bow against your ex-beau
English isn’t always clear
in which direction to steer

Krystin Scott said...

They're sisters in sound,
And brothers in site,
Twin pears of words
But witch one is write?

Iron Bess said...

My heir will inherit the air which I breath.
My heir will inherit the err which I seed.
I'll have to walk down that aisle carefully.
And not idle with an idol so I will leave the world idyll.

Marc said...

Writebite - my thoughts exactly! I'd hate to learn it as a second language.

Krystin - see, now that's the poem I wanted to write. Unfortunately I was not feeling the least bit clever at the time so I was unable to come up with it.

Thank you for showing me what I wanted out of myself :)

Iron Bess - I love those first two lines, totally brilliant.

Krystin Scott said...

Marc, I wake to your comments each morning and that's probably the best compliment you could have given me. I'm always second guessing myself. I don't understand the rules for meter and rhythm, so I use rhyme and hope the reader sees my vision. But If that was the poem You wanted to write then I feel like I have really improved over the last four months i've spent here.

Marc said...

Krystin - has it been four months already? My how time zips on by...

I reckon we can't help but improve with that kind of dedication. Writing every day is a powerful tool. Glad to see it's working for you :)

Cathryn Leigh said...

Well I just have to add to this one, if I can...

My daughter's learning how to spell.
Her si.te words do come first
And with them are the homonyms,
their, there and they're...

okay I don't think they're is on there, but she did ask, on Saturday none the less, if there was only one way to spell a word... My answer went along the lines of 'Most of the time' - so hard to figure out what sort of answer is age appropriate. :}

Marc said...

Cathryn - hah, I think 'most of the time' is an excellent answer :D