what do I see?
Three spotted deer,
One, two three.
They will munch
bark from the tree.
Those three spotted deer
walking by me.
There is a homophone/homonym in this poem. Can you find the two words that sound the same but are written differently and have different meanings? Yes, dear and deer.
I do like writing counting poems because they lend themselves to being read by two voices. I guess I could make the last line "One, two three" to repeat the counting. Which do you think would be better?
When I young we jumped rope to the chant:
When I went to sea,sea, sea
Oh what did I see, see,see?
Sea and see are another homophone/homonym. Can you think of others? Knowing homonyms is very useful in writing poetry. Can you write a poem today that uses either counting or homophones/homonyms? Oh, this could be fun.
I've already thought about hare/hair, and bare/bare. (Red/read and two/too are homonyms/homophones also.) Write on!