Hygge Feature #17 Coming in from the cold and dark

How to intensify that ‘hygge’ feeling – go outside and come back in again. ๐Ÿ™‚

A haiga featured with poems by Bethany Rivers and Rona Fitzgerald on Angela Topping’s blog.

Angela Topping

Being outdoors in the cold and coming home makes hygge more intense. A bowl of soup, a warm fire and the tingle of warmth returning to frozen hands and feet โ€“ itโ€™s almost worth going outside for! Marion Clarke, from Northern Ireland, sent me this beautiful poem/photo, which inspired todayโ€™s post.


white fire

the silence of me looking out
at the world from the doorway
and you looking at me looking out
letting in the cold and not minding for once

the icing sugar coating over so many
houses, sheds and cars, quilting
the fields, the snow still falling
softly now, lazily, every flake

taking its time, enjoying the last
freshets of air whilst deciding
where and how to kiss the ground
or the fence post or the branch or

another snowflake โ€“ the silence beckons โ€“
but slowly, I balance on the threshold
unsure whether to go walk inโ€ฆ

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About seaviewwarrenpoint

I am a writer, poetry facilitator and artist from Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. My blog is https://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com/ Twitter @MarionSClarke
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2 Responses to Hygge Feature #17 Coming in from the cold and dark

  1. Patsy says:

    Coming in from the cold is indeed a different experience from having stayed in the warm.

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