Inspired by a friend and fellow poet, '''Cory Garcia''', and his love of passionate poetry.
Cory had inspired the creation of this piece by presenting me with a poetic challenge in which I accepted probably way too quickly and with far too much enthusiam considering I previously knew nothing at all of the subject matter that was the basis of his challenge... His challenge - "WRITE A PASSIONATE LOVE POEM WITH THE OBJECT OF YOUR OBSESSION BEING '''PINOTAGE'''." I didn't have even the slightest inkling as to what a "pinotage," was, but I jumped at the chance for a challenge despite my ignorance... For those who are still wondering, pinotage is a brand of red grape native to South Africa used for winemaking. I can only guess that it was Cory's own profound love of wine (red wine) that provoked this particular challenge.
Well Cory... I gotta tell ya, it was extremely difficult and a total blast; effortlessly owning up to its title as a true "CHALLENGE!!!" Thanks so much for devising such an exercising poetic workout and for sharing in this experience with me... I hope I didn't disappoint, but most of all, I hope you love it! 8^)
rhyming, pinotage, wine, red wine, romance, obsession, passion