North wind blows
come the spirits
past and future here
carrying scents of cinnamon,
and good cheer, meeting, greeting
they swirl, cross-sweeping
without hurry, but you scurry
because the world seems blurry
till you wake–settled–somehow—
allow the now.
A bit of fun for dVerse, where De has asked us to write a quadrille using the word spirit.
You captured the season perfectly, Merril! I love the scent of cinnamon.
Thank you, Jill! 🙂
How wonderful. I love the hustle-bustle gusting of this…all those fun rhymes and great word choices!
Thank you very much, De.
Fun one, Merril!
Thank you! 🙂
This has the feeling of an old oft-told tale. wonderful energy. (K)
Thank you, Kerfe!
So beautiful, you’re writing is .
Perfection…sorry, hit send to soon ♥️
Thank you–that’s a lovely thing to say. ❤
So well deserved!
Nice sound in “scents of cinnamon”.
Fun wordplay on every line. I like how the person captures the spirit.
Thank you very much!
A fun read that captures the season. 🙂
Thank you, Frank!
I agree with Kerfe. It sounds a bit Dickensian or even Shakespeare. You make the images bluster too, very clever!
Thank you! 🙂
This harkens back to simpler times, beautiful Merril!
Thank you, Linda.
Thank you, Derrick!
I am glad it doesn’t start with the North wind here! hahaha. Captures the season beautifully.
Thank you. 🙂
Good holiday reminder to slow the **** down. It’s up to the spirit of the season to move us, not the other way around.
Thank you. Yes, I suppose so. 🙂
The scent of that North wind certainly is tempting!
Ebeneezer Scrooge…..the scent of cinnamon, north winds and a dream….and waking to a realization of NOW. Well done.
Thank you so much!
Yes, being in the present moment is the best.
Yes, thank you.
Love how you captured the spirit of the season.