Cinnamon and Snow: Haibun

 

Valerius_De_Saedeleer_-_Winter_landscape

It snowed, and the earth was devoid of color. The wind howled and shook the house, knocking to get in. Robins, sparrows, tufted titmice, and cardinals huddled in their nests. Wise squirrels had gathered acorns from the old oak tree, but now they, too, sought shelter. The roads were unplowed, and the schools were closed for days. I baked an endless supply of cookies, bread, cakes, and donuts. My comfort for the storm. The house was scented with cinnamon and love.

 

frosted white-veiled world

sighs drifting from cloud-draped moon–

from home warmth beckons

 

It’s midsummer, so to be contrary I thought I’d write about a blizzard. When my children were young—perhaps in kindergarten and third grade—there was a blizzard that left two feet of snow, and more in the drifts. I know that some of you live in areas that have more snow, but I think it wasn’t only the amount, but the intensity of the storm and the drifting afterwards. It might have been this one. 

 

 

 

 

36 thoughts on “Cinnamon and Snow: Haibun

  1. There’s something so soothing about cinnamon in Winter and it’s a true blessing when we have a warm and loving place to retreat to xxx

  2. I love those scents and baking those home made goodies make the storm watch more bearable. I can empathize with winter blizzards as it can get pretty cold here in Canada.

    • I thought I had replied, but apparently now. Our girls often went out to play in the snow, then came in for cocoa and cinnamon toast. 🙂 But as I remember this, it was too cold and windy for them.

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