It’s day 11 of the NaPoWriMo poetry challenge and I’m still hanging in there. Today’s prompt was interesting and I tried my best.
Here is the background prompt for today’s challenge: “Poets have been writing about love and wine, wine and love, since . . . well, since the time of Anacreon, a Greek poet who was rather partial to that subject matter. Anacreon developed a particular meter for his tipsy, lovey-dovey verse, but Anacreontics in English generally do away with meter-based constraints. Anacreontics might be described as a sort of high-falutin’ drinking song. So today I challenge you to write about wine-and-love.”
“My Two Loves”
In moments when I choose to dine
I “class it up” with a glass of wine.
Though I’ll often have two or three,
I enjoy it best with company.
My lover thinks there is no test
Spanish wine is what he loves best.
I love them all though I lean towards red,
too much white sends me to bed!
Merlot’s good, Pinot’s okay
but I love a glass of chilled Rose’.
My lover and a bottle of wine…
the combination leaves me on cloud nine.
I embrace them both and will for years
clink your glasses with me…
(Copyright 2014 chattinatti)