Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-41

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. links (verb): 3rd person singular of link—to join; (noun): a golf course
2. lynx (noun): a large wild cat of North America

His final round, out on the links,
He felt he’d finally cracked the jinx
That haunted him.

But then he saw that fearsome cat—
A lynx that scared him—nothing flat.
It daunted him.

He ran as fast as he could run.
Not fast enough (a lynx’s fun):
It taunted him.

Then, bored, the lynx just grabbed his throat,
And that, I fear, was all she wrote.
It wanted him.

The links between our life and death
Are evanescent as each breath
That’s drawn by every Beth and Seth.

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