Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pardon My Pun

Headline writers for the Orlando Sentinel, like headline writers for a lot of newspapers, like to use puns. That's fun for me because I get to title my poem with a pun.  For instance, "Talking Turkey" on February 3, was a story, and then a poem, about eating turkey legs at the theme parks. 

But sometimes, I get an unintentional pun. For instance,  the poem entitled "Too Early" on February 14, was taken from a newspaper story reporting that it was too early to know exactly how Whitney Houston had died because toxicology reports were still incomplete.  However, I used the words to mean that she had died too early, that is, too young.