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…

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