Is born with a caul
Of mist on sharp, clear light,
Ripped by the raucous call
Of leftover scraps of night:
Coal-dusted ravens and crows
Hunched in ragged rows,
Their sharp eyes like sloes
Clustering in the blackthorn.
In moisture-laden air, time slows
In anticipation of dazzling hues:
Ochre, rust and foggy blues
To brighten up a stark, dark October
© Kim M. Russell, 2016
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics – Homophone Me!
Today’s Poetics is hosted by Lillian, who has 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. She reminds us about grammar lessons: learning about synonyms, antonyms and diagramming sentences which, in essence, was deconstructing form. As a linguist and retired English teacher, this is right/write/wright/rite up my street!
For today’s prompt, Lillian would like us to write/wright/rite/right 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 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. We can even add more than two!