Love in the Era of

What the whippoorwill attracted.

Love in the Era of

What care I if the whippoorwill
should flay the night insistently?
He may have the whole night to kill
researching where his love may be,
but I have only ink and quill
to call out to my true love’s heart.
If I don’t get it in the post,
this love affair will never start!
Delayed too long, I will be toast.
He will have found some other tart!


What I attracted. 


The dVerse Poets prompt is to write a Quintain poem on the subject of sexuality and desire . I’ve chosen to write a Spanish Quintain, or “Quintilla,” which consists of two quintain stanzas of iambic tetrameter with the ababa rhyme scheme. Here is the link if you want to play along or read the work of other poets who wrote to this theme: 

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

13 thoughts on “Love in the Era of

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha!!!! This is one of the funniest comments I’ve had in a long time. I’m flattered. How did you know that was my drink of choice? Really!!! I imagine Emily had a glass of port now and then, don’t you?



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