Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-76

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. morn (noun): morning; dawn
2. mourn (verb): to feel or show great sadness because someone has died; to feel or show great sadness or unhappiness about something

They could but mourn that dreary morn
When hope collapsed and fear was born.

They tried excuses (none convinced)—
So many things they railed against.

But hope (as Emily declared)
Has feathers—and is never scared.

So they went on—or so I’ve heard.
Their leader was that hopeful bird.

And when the sunset spread its glow,
Their every yes replaced each no

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