Snail mail, or: Love

My 1st Envelope Quintet

(a d’Verse Quadrille)

“What a bother,” she thought, as she licked the stamp,
“We needn’t bother with snail mail nowadays,
but Gramps can’t be bothered to use a PC,
so I’ll humor his sweet, old, bothersome ways.”
She knew he’d relish her letter, under his favorite lamp.

The prompt:

Come “bother” up a poem

The above ‘envelope quintet’ is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #126.

The quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “bother” in a quadrille.

This piece is entirely fictional; the subject was inspired by the name of this poetic form. Also, I found the featured image only after completing the poem itself.

112 thoughts on “Snail mail, or: Love”

  1. I like your poems and subscribed now. I also like snail mail, it is very special now.
    Many greetings from Dresden/Germany

    1. you should! and follow d’Verse – they have prompts on Mon/Tues/Thurs, and you can share your work with other poets there – it’s a very supportive community!


  2. Writing letters in this century is bit uncommon but excitment of letter reading concept is still same and exciting…

  3. Aww. This is so sweet. Like everyone else here, I very much appreciate snail mail. And I love the little addition of “his favorite lamp” (I guess I also love lamps).

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