Scent of Winter

“Scent of Winter,” New Era, Dec. 1972, 17

Scent of Winter

I love the smells of winter:

The pans of gingerbread,

The smells of wood and ashes,

And old quilts on the bed,

The friendly smells of boots and skates,

And the fresh smell of new snow,

The wondrous smells of Christmas pines

And holly and mistletoe.

I love the smells of winter;

And even the flowers of spring

Can’t quite compare with all the joys

The smells of winter bring.