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. 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).

  2. A dying art, it’s many years since I wrote a letter, they used to be fun, I love how you attach the letter to actual flesh, to people, grounding the experience.

  3. A generous step to send the letter, and I’m sure Gramps will appreciate it. My mom prefers snail mail to e-mail, and she always puts thought into which stamp she uses on the envelope. So they’re specific to holidays, seasons, and such.

  4. It reminded me of those days of writing love letters and dropping the same in QMS box for quick delivery. You have given an idea for one more poem. You are such a lovely guy. 😊❤️

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