Hola, dear Toads (and other word-loving creatures with deliciously charming smiles). Today, I invite you to play with homographs, or words which share the same spelling but have rather different meanings. Yes, I’m referring to words like gay and just and park and “Engage thrusters, Mr. Zulu.” Sorry, my Star Trek reruns binging is starting to show *cough*.
For this weekend mini-challenge, write a new poem that includes one homograph (or more), and (1) use at least two of the homograph’s meanings in your poem (as in “her lips were too close to my mouth for me to close the door in her face without knocking out my teeth”); or (2) use the homograph in your poem in a way which allows two of its meanings to apply (as in “I wish to be close enough to her to kiss her lips without violating her sensibilities or the laws of physics”).
The cloud below includes a bunch of homographs to choose from. You can find more here.
Please add the direct link to your poem to Mr. Linky. Visit other Toads. And have fun, fun, fun with words.