Why does wonder rhyme with thunder?

“Why does wonder rhyme with thunder?”
This I ponder, as I launder.

Perhaps the “uh” sound is a blunder.
Phoneme twisted, by some donder.
Of the “ah” sound I’m much fonder,
Like in, “Wander over yonder.”

Is a lightning flash a wonder?
Is that why it rhymes with thunder?
Rip the night sky, tear asunder …
Still, it should not gnarr like “under.”

Why does wonder grunt like plunder?
Should be better – kind of … blonder.

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4 Replies to “Why does wonder rhyme with thunder?”

  1. And I thought I was the only one that thought about silly things. Love it Bill. Not just the poetry, but the subject. I’ll be thinking about that for a while. Keep writing Bill, I’m still reading. Mary

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