Friday, September 16, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-16

Time for more instances of the homophone: a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.

1. eyed (verb, past tense of eye): to watch or look at in a very close or careful way
2. I'd (contraction of I and had or would)

I'd eyed her much too long, I guess,
For she had had enough:
“You’re kinda creepy,” she declared—
With other unkind stuff.

"And so," she said, "I'm warning you:
This eyeing stuff just stops.
If not, well, be prepared,” she said,
“For I will call the cops.”

But I did not, and so she did,
And now I’m growing pale:
Without the sun it’s hard to tan
Here in the county jail.

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