Hygge #Haiku #Poetry


Nestled on the couch
Soft blankets, warm hearts and toes
Watching basketball

© 2019 Jason A. Muckley

hygge, noun [hoog-uh]:
the feeling of coziness and contentment evoked by simple comforts, as being wrapped in a blanket, having conversations with friends or family, enjoying food, etc.

For example, “The holidays are a time of hygge for me and my family.”

How is hygge used?
Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people we love. MEIK WIKING, THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE, 2016

What is the origin of hygge?
Hygge is still an unnaturalized word in English. It is a Danish noun meaning “coziness, comfort, conviviality.” Danish hygge comes from Norwegian hygge (also hyggje in Nynorsk), but the Norwegian word doesn’t have the same emotive force as the Danish. The further derivation of the Norwegian forms is uncertain, but they may derive from Old Norse (and Old Icelandic) hyggja “thought, mind, opinion, thoughtfulness, care.” Hygge entered English in the 20th century.

Definition, word usage, origins are all excerpts from Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day page: https://www.dictionary.com/e/word-of-the-day/hygge-2019-02-03/



  1. Wonderful word history, thanks for broadening my experience of language. Truly it is the simple things, simple comforts, familiar folks that make one wealthy. Are you of Danish descent?

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