Making a tiny splash in the Internet

I think I can safely say there is not yet a villanelle on the theme of hygge, the Danish art of living through the winter with comforting coziness. So, plip, here is my unique drop in the vast sea of the Internet.

Welcome Home

The northern winter situation’s dire:
The dark and bitter cold bring on the blues;
Fight the dark with candlelight and fire.

The cold outdoors will sap the strength and tire
Those who work the woods to pay their dues;
The northern winter situation’s dire.

When day is done to home we each retire
To curl up on the couch without our shoes;
Fight the dark with candlelight and fire.

A bowl of something steaming we require,
The scent of thyme and bay leaf in our stews;
The northern winter situation’s dire.

The doldrums steal ambition and desire;
When winter kicks our gut we have to choose:
Fight the dark with candlelight and fire.

Lay the Christmas tree upon a pyre;
Gather friends for games; ignore the news;
The northern winter situation’s dire;
Fight the dark with candlelight and fire.

 

About lettersfromheartscontent

Mother of six, wife to a forester and educator, formerly homeschool teacher and tutor with Classical Conversations. Now teaching music at a small Christian school. I enjoy dabbling in acrylic paints in my spare time, composing for my family and for my choir, and visiting with my family regularly on Hangouts.
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