The words poring, pouring sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do poring, pouring sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: poring, pouring are homophones of the English language.
Present participle of pore.
Present participle of pour.
The act by which something is poured.
Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.