Please . . .

bother me with sunlight today,
streaming through windows
this crisp cool day.
Bother me with good news,
happiness smiles
and a baby’s grin.
Bother me with a romantic tale
full of daffodil cups,
a good merlot
and love tendered kisses.
Please, do bother me!

Written for Quadrille Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today De hosts, asking us to use the word “bother” or a form of the word in our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Pub opens at 3:00 PM Boston time – come imbibe some words with us!
Also posted at Day 19 NaPoWriMo.
April is National Poetry Writing Month and the challenge is to write a poem every day of the month.

33 thoughts on “Please . . .

  1. sanaarizvi April 19, 2021 / 3:05 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous writing, Lillian 😀 I so love; “Bother me with a romantic tale full of daffodil cups.”💝💝


  2. kim881 April 19, 2021 / 3:06 pm

    Oh, yes please, Lill! Daffodils, gorse, primroses, all yellow, sunshine distilled. And good news is more than welcome.


  3. Ingrid April 19, 2021 / 3:09 pm

    How lovely to be bothered by such tender mercies! Delightful quadrille Lillian.


  4. Laura Bloomsbury April 19, 2021 / 3:18 pm

    such positive bother vibes Lillian – you turned the word on its head and made it beautiful


  5. Gillena Cox April 19, 2021 / 3:29 pm

    “Bother me with good news,
    happiness smiles”

    Yes indeed

    Happy Monday



  6. Dora April 19, 2021 / 3:41 pm

    You and I are stuck on daffodils today! Oh but they speak joy, don’t they, and are no bother at all.


  7. Ron Rowland April 19, 2021 / 3:47 pm

    Is a good bother really a bother, or do we need a new word for that?


  8. rothpoetry April 19, 2021 / 4:15 pm

    i love your beautiful upbeat post! Lovely daffodils!


  9. K.Hartless April 19, 2021 / 4:30 pm

    I’d also loved to be bothered by all of these sunny, fun images. Uplifting read.


  10. Ron. April 19, 2021 / 4:46 pm

    Nothing here not to love, Lillian. Well done!


  11. ben Alexander April 19, 2021 / 4:52 pm

    Lillian, may I bother you with a compliment, letting you know that brought a smile to my face with this lovely verse?



  12. Xan April 19, 2021 / 5:24 pm

    I love this take on “bother” as a positive! Very original.


  13. Grace April 19, 2021 / 6:34 pm

    So much joy and goodness in this post. Love this Lillian!


  14. calmkate April 19, 2021 / 7:07 pm

    lol made me giggle … we seldom think of the good things as bothering us!


  15. Arcadia Maria April 19, 2021 / 8:09 pm

    Sounds like great things to be bothered with. Nicely done.


  16. Candace April 19, 2021 / 8:14 pm

    you got me with that first line!


  17. kaykuala h April 19, 2021 / 8:25 pm

    Bother me with a romantic tale
    and love-tendered kisses.
    Please, do bother me!

    Pleadings of love will always bring good dividends It has a slight edge over others. Wonderful words Llllian!



  18. Raivenne April 19, 2021 / 9:43 pm

    Ah, if only to be so bothered! That was just lovely, Lillian.


  19. Ali Grimshaw April 20, 2021 / 12:47 am

    I like your positive take here and might I add…
    bother me with fresh apple pie, hugs, and dancing in the moonlight.

    Thanks for your wonderful poem.


  20. kenyanito biko April 20, 2021 / 3:09 am

    Mushy, and lovely so…
    Like how you write into the poem with a small letter, like it’s a continuation of the the conversation at the title.


  21. jazzytower April 20, 2021 / 10:24 am

    love this Lillian. 🙂 I want to be bothered by all these things as well.



  22. Helen Dehner April 20, 2021 / 12:04 pm

    Sending you one million pounds of beautiful bother this fine Spring morning! Cheers.


  23. Vivi April 21, 2021 / 7:05 pm

    The good kind of bothering 🙃


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