Friday, September 2, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-2

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. hair (noun): a thin threadlike growth from the skin of a person or animal
2. hare (noun): a fast animal that resembles a rabbit

He had the weirdest dream last night—
It really gave him quite a fright.
And so he then turned on the light.

He’d dreamed that a gigantic hare
Had made a home there in his hair
And raised a fam’ly in that lair.

Then Elmer Fudd (is he on drugs?)
Came looking there for rabbit thugs:
“Have you seen that old wascal Bugs?”

The father hare got quite a scare—
For Elmer had a gun to “share”
If he saw Bugs, oh, anywhere.

But man and hare each shook his head—
And no one was that day shot dead.
But Bugs, nearby, just went to bed.

And dreamed that right between his ears
Some man was living—stayed for years.
And so it goes with creature fears.

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