Sunday, December 18, 2011



Our first Christmas in Switzerland is in a cramped two room furnished apartment, my husband and I and three children.  We are newly arrived from Los Angeles.

The apartment is on the fourth floor in a building with a broken elevator.  A promise from the concierge that it will be repaired toute suite does not come about during the two months we are there.

wind-blown snow
swirling in a paper-weight
the high window view

On Christmas Eve, after dinner in a restaurant, we climb the three flights of stairs, pour eggnog and open presents.  The children fall asleep in their cots, and my husband and I refill our glasses, adding a dram of spirits.  He reads and I write.

cold moonlight
I search the sky
for a bright star

Contemporary Haibun On-line, March 2010

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Gillena Cox said...

an absolutely delightful sharing
blessings to your and your family especially in this Season of Christmas

much love...

Adelaide said...

And to you, too, Gillena, a Merry Christmas.


Bill said...

ah, those one (or more) flight[s] up european hotels. I used to love them when I was younger, back before I started writing haiku.

Adelaide said...

Thanks for stopping by, Bill. Merry Christmas.


Frank... said...

A very nice haibun and photo. Merry Christmas, Adelaide and a Happy New Year!...