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This shall be my last prompt for a while. October 25 we leave for 5 days in Singapore; then do a 14 day cruise with stops in Bali and around the coast of Australia. We get off the ship for a day, tour the wonderful Sydney Opera House and explore The Rocks; then reboard (same ship/same cabin) for 14 days around the coast of New Zealand. Will conclude with 5 days in Sydney and return to Boston December 2. Trip of a lifetime! Internet connection will be limited – but oh what poetic muses I shall have! Will try to post as I am able….cannot guarantee posts nor lots of reading. But I shall be with dVerse in spirit and return reinvigorated on December 3!

 So – for Poetics today…I’ve been thinking about how reading and writing have changed over the years. From cursive writing lessons about the beauty of curves to understanding abbreviations like Ibid and et al to tweets with LOL, OMG, and WTF. Anyone remember grammar lessons? Learning about synonyms, antonyms and diagramming sentences which, in essence, was deconstructing form.

Today’s prompt:  I’d like you to write one poem that contains at least two homophones. For example, air and heir; bow and bough; allowed and aloud; sole and soul. Homophones are two words that sound the same but have a different spelling and different meaning. They can, in essence, be a perfect rhyme. The challenge is to let the sense of the poem flow naturally, even as it includes homophones. Some of you may even dare to add more than two. It’s not a contest though – just have fun with it!

Cursive image by kyasarin. 

As always, please do observe the “rules of conduct” for dVerse – and for those of you new to dVerse, here’s what we hope everyone does:

  • Write a poem with at least two homophones, as the prompt suggests, and post it to your blog.
  • Click on Mr. Linky below to add your name and enter the direct URL to your poem
  • On your blog, please provide a link back to dVerse
  • If you promote your poem on social media, use the tag #dverse poets
  • And most importantly, please do read some of the other responses to the prompt and add a short comment or reaction. Everyone likes to be appreciated! The prompt is “live” for several days – as you’ll notice by the comments you’ll receive – so do stop by another day and read a few of the latecomers too!