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Jen Crawford

What is the difference between butterfly and spud? *


The difference between butterfly and spud is that butterfly is to cut almost entirely in half and spread the halves apart, in a shape suggesting the wings of a butterfly while spud is (drilling) to begin to drill an oil well; to drill by moving the drill bit and shaft up and down, or by raising and dropping a bit.



* These poems composed with the assistance of the AI ‘’. 




What is the difference between eye and light? 


The difference is that eye is the dark brown center of a black-eyed susan flower while light is a cross-light in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.


What is the difference between hay and mote? 


The difference is that hay is a circular country dance while mote is a place of meeting for discussion.


 What is the difference between slide and glib? 


The difference is that slide is to cause to move in continuous contact with a surface while glib is to castrate; to geld; to emasculate.


That is the difference is that slide is an item of play equipment that children can climb up and then slide down again while glib is a mass of matted hair worn down over the eyes. 


Sill can be a young herring or sill can be the shaft or thill of a carriage. But as an adjective safe is not in danger. Safe is free from harm's reach.


What is the difference between pill and pell?

Pill is designed for easy swallowing or pill can be the peel or skin or pill can be an inlet on the coast a small tidal pool or bay or to form small matted balls of fiber or to peel, to remove the outer layer of hair, skin, or bark while fell is fur, pelt while full is foul, rotten while felt can be (feel) and pelt is the skin of a beast as an adjective bell is beautiful.



Jen Crawford’s recent poetry is collected in Koel (Cordite Books, 2016) and 5,6,7,8 (Recent Work Press, 2017, with Owen Bullock, Monica Carroll and Shane Strange). She co-edited the anthology Poet to Poet: Contemporary Women Poets from Japan with Rina Kikuchi (Recent Work Press, 2017). She teaches within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra, and has also lived and worked in Singapore and Aotearoa/New Zealand.



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