When I’m low, when skies are grey
with merry mirth please make my day,
but take it slowly, dear, to cheer me up
when you with toddies warm our cups.
The world’s still cold and water frozen
but I’m still cheerful — I’ve been chosen.
Today De hosts the Quadrille at dVerse… come dance with 44 words including the word cheer.
December 3, 2018
Love the use of rhyme here, B. Wonderful.
Nicely done, Björn. Your quadrille has a cheerful rhythm and rhyme. I like the alliteration of ‘merry mirth’ combined with the Clint Eastwood-style ‘make my day’!
I like the idea of cheer from being chosen.
Are we chosen, or do we choose? Yes to both if the choice fits, and love flourishes.
Maybe we choose to be chosen 🙂
I love this. 🙂
Cheer both mundane and siblime. Nice one Björn
nothing warms as that of being chosen
Skies grey with merry mirth paints a cheerless picture ….. Goodness!
A touch of the Bard echoing in your second line – especially like
“but take it slowly, dear, to cheer me up”
pause for thought with that one
Gorgeous use of alliteration here, Bjorn 😊
Dance, indeed! This dances beautifully!
Ah, how the variety of the fruits of the vine (and the hops, wheat, honey, and all blessed fermentable agriculture) can bring us cheer even amid gloom! A lovely lyric, Bjorn!
I like the rhythm, and the thought that one can still be cheerful when under grey skies with freezing temps..
This is wonderful Bjorn! It is a bit of a hot toddy itself. Love it… This is way off point, but my 5-year-old grandson has a little stuffed martian from the movie “Toy Story”. When you squeeze its belly, it says, “Oooh, I’ve been chosen!” So sorry… mind is wandering again… makes sense in the context of the movie. Oh dear… (mumble mumble)
hmm – Do we truly choose or does the heart of love choose? I could use a warm drink.
I think this piece is lovely. Very sweet. 🙂
This is cheerful and sweet, with just a tad of flirtation. Wonderful writing.
Nice use of the prompt, it takes me a little while to “warm up” sometimes.
the contrast of your two quadrilles is so well made. the rhymes here are delightful!
I love the last line. It sums up the cheer of feeling loved.
Very nice Bjorn, reminded me of the late Leonard Cohen’s song ‘Slow’.
A lovely feeling to be chosen–and there is warmth in the cold world then. I like your rhymes and rhythm in this.
Very sweet… you are the chosen one!
Nice…I like how the pace of this matches the message.
What a wonderful cheerful poem for this time of year!
Great poem for this time of year, and I especially like the rhyme and flow.
Very Dickensonian – a tiny hint of Scrooge and a big wallop of Mr. Fezziwig. Cozy
To be chosen is a cause for cheer!