Poetry: Limerence

The word for the February “Equal Writes” meet up was Limerence, so I did a Limerence limerick. ;-)

A young man afflicted with limerence
didn’t think it made much of a difference
that the object of his desires
wouldn’t return the fires
thus failing to match limerences inferences

Limerence was coined in 1977 by Dorothy Tennov as a de-novo word. In fact in an interview with The Observer newspaper that same year she wrote:

It has no roots whatsoever. It looks nice. It works well in French. Take it from me it has no etymology whatsoever.