Of the Onset of Cold Weather–dVerse Poetics: Homophones


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Of the Onset of Cold Weather
A Snowbird’s Lament in Homophones

If I’m allowed, I’ll rant aloud
of autumn’s need to dye, to die
or so it seems, to knit
the season’s seams together
through leaves it threw to ground.

The endless summer’s sear
has left the land so sere.
The trees, in springtime fair
did not, this year, fare well,
the ash has not survived.

As winter’s morn draws near
I’ll mourn the loss of warmth.
We’ll travel south to find
the sun and pause to play
some golf and walk the dogs
where paws don’t freeze.

And, as for golf, I drive my
ball, yell “fore” and hope that
(unlike last year’s very first drive)
I will not break a window.
(Said story’s sad, but true.)

For dVerse Poetics, Lillian invites us to write some poetry using homophones, that is, words that sound alike. There are tons of them, just Google “homophone lists” and have fun with them.

If it’s Haibun Monday you want, that poem is here.

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16 thoughts on “Of the Onset of Cold Weather–dVerse Poetics: Homophones

  1. Misky says:

    A delight to read on all levels!

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  2. sree says:

    I liked this a lot…so lively..interesting and so artfully done!

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  3. (unlike last year’s very first drive)
    I will not break a window.
    (Said story’s sad, but true.)

    Serious subject but tinged with humor. Nicely done Victoria!

    Hank

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  4. Wonderful and fun, Victoria!

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  5. I like this, especially the first stanzas with vivid imagery of birds, seasons, and trees.

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  6. lynn__ says:

    Clever and entertaining piece, Victoria! (Too bad about window)

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  7. ghostmmnc says:

    This is fun, finding the homophones you’ve used here. I lament the coming winter, too. I like hot weather, and fall is nice, but doesn’t last long enough.

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  8. Brian says:

    I like the seasons lament culminating in golf.

    I printed out the list as well, been too many years since school. As a year-round Florida resident, the influx of snowbirds is starting.

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  9. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is absolutely exquisite, Victoria ❤️ especially love “As winter’s morn draws near I’ll mourn the loss of warmth. We’ll travel south to find
    the sun and pause to play some golf and walk the dogs where paws don’t freeze.” I love me some golf 😉 Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  10. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Snowbirds must flee, from snow & icy flea, for they need the sun to shine at least four days in a row, or they must pitch a row–fun times fun, & yes, the list of hundreds was fun to cherry pick.

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  11. whimsygizmo says:

    Fun stuff, Victoria. 🙂 We’ll be up there in about a month, enjoying that chill!

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  12. Oh I do like this fun… it sounds great to be able to escape the cold weather (and especially for dogs with cold feet)… the list is something I found as well, I could not do without it.

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  13. Lillian says:

    So so fun! 😊 You really ran with it. Glad you mention this list – had no idea it exists and should help folks. I’ll mention it when I open the bar. One comment on dog paws. When we moved here I saw people walking dogs (common for big cities) and laughed at dogs in sweaters and boots in winter. Such pansies! We came here from Iowa – Midwest blizzards, dogs in backyards, naked dogs walking. Then someone told me dogs get “city salt” in their paws and get infections. Okay – but I still don’t get the sweaters and hats, or rain boots! 😳

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  14. kim881 says:

    I like what you’ve done here, Victoria. It’s fun to read and it looks like you had fun thinking it up! I can’t get on to the link until this evening, unfortunately, but I have prepared a poem, all ready to go! have a great day – or is it night tiem where you are? 😉

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