Saturday, March 16, 2019

a 'Poem' -- Ride the Reading with Homograph words -- Weekend Mini-callenge


Ride the Reading

Today I ride the Reading
It'll not be very long
when I finish reading and
have my cuppa sugared tea

Then it's fine Cuban cigar
Room for me in smoking room
and contemplate my number
for illicit cigar's fine  

Sleep there dreaming while all the
time my feet become number
Oh how sorely they'll long for a
pair of soft and warm slippers

Cigar burned and feet will crash
Crash course for me, "Paying fine" 


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Homograph list: [words spelled the same with different meaning(s)]
•Reading - British Rail line OR obtaining information from written words
•room - space available OR a walled division in a home or other building
•fine – of good quality OR a levy
•number – numerical value OR more numb
•long - large distance OR desire or lust after

 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved  (photos are PrintScreen copied from Wikipedia map of Reading, U.K. and surrounding -- click on it for a little larger view)
 - I'm linked with Magaly Guerrero in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2019/03/weekend-mini-challenge-homographic-fun.html 
 - Besides using at least one Homograph word this is The Weekend Mini-challenge time where we are to conserve word usage.  Less than 100 or exactly 55 Words are ideal for criteria here. 
 - My word count is 75 including the title.  My Syllabic Form is for using entirely seven-syllable lines, fourteen of them.  It might be a Sonnet.
 - UMASS Boston English Professor and Fresh Air Music critic Lloyd Schwartz says that from the sonnet's beginnings in the13th century, there was no single form: Dante, Petrarch, Shakespeare and Spenser all wrote different types.  Schwartz says the word literally means "a little song or a little sound."

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8 Comments:

At Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:41:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Great fun! (And sort of serious too.)

 
At Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:28:00 AM, Blogger Kim Russell said...

Nicely done, Jim!

 
At Sunday, March 17, 2019 5:22:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Beautifully done, Jim ❤️

 
At Sunday, March 17, 2019 8:29:00 AM, Blogger Anmol (HA) said...

Wonderful wordplay, Jim! :-)

 
At Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:43:00 AM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

The word play made me giggle. 😁

 
At Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:10:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Ha... a fine fine for a grave crime at least don't send you to the grave

 
At Sunday, March 17, 2019 5:15:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

You did a find job with the prompt. I tried to smoke a cigar once. It didn't go well. lol

 
At Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:27:00 PM, Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

A lovely ride on the Readimg Jim and wonderful homographic word usage!

 

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