Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-18

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. aisle (noun): a passage between sections of seats; a passage where people walk through a store, market, etc.
2. I’ll (contraction of I will)
3. isle (noun): island

I guess I’ll just confess it: I
First saw her walking down the aisle,
And I, a wedding guest, to try
To woo here there? Not subtle style!

But woo I did—so shamelessly.
But I’d misjudged—a country mile!
So quickly they disposed of me—
Marooned me on this desert isle.

I do not have much company—
A bottle floats up now and then—
A palm, of course, the only tree.
All this for just a social sin!?

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