The Caws of Understanding Crows on You


GloMoWriMo Day 14 Prompt is as follows:

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates homophones, homographs, and homonyms, or otherwise makes productive use of English’s ridiculously complex spelling rules and opportunities for mis-hearings and mis-readings.

To write the right rite to the right,
In fullest sight upon the site,
But making sure to left is left
The valiant knight by day or night —
A mighty mite that one day might
Make use of clef to cleft a cleft.

To like to liken lichen to
A grass that is by two too few;
A lie to lie to side of truths
When sighed with feuding for one’s food,
Mooed like cowed cow in hungry mood;
Bear like bare bears bear fruiths.

Final full day of daughter’s visit, and Chanticler and 1000 Hills were among the places visited.

© April 2019 Colonialist
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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10 Responses to The Caws of Understanding Crows on You

  1. Nlow I thought this one was brilliant, har to read it aloud. I’m home alone so no one here to think I’ve gone round the bend’

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  2. Debra says:

    Now that’s impressive! The writing and the view!

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  3. Beautiful pictures, Col, what a great view and the poems too. You’re great with words! Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

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  4. perdebytjie says:

    Wow, fantastically done! Mooi foto’s!

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  5. Well done, you have pointed out the complexity of English extremely well in this poem.

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