Thursday, October 13, 2011

Double Meanings



Double Meanings

The tiny king said, “What’s the news?
With morning cup, I’ll read the views
of all my loyal subject folk.”
The paper told a tale of spoon,
of dish and cow, of magic moon,      
of little dog and artichoke
and dainty princess and a pea.
He read some more and sipped his tea
and said, “It’s all an equivoke.”

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Notes: The form is Nove Otto.  The above picture is by Michael Sowa from The Little King, and was used as the prompt from Magpie Tales this week. 

In keeping with my love of learning cool new words, I discovered the word 'equivoke' today, which means an equivocation, a pun or a double meaning.  

5 comments:

  1. I like the unexpected artichoke best of all.

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  2. There's nothing more intellectually challenging than an equivocal artichoke. :-)

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  3. Very clever and very nicely written.

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