Archive for January, 2019



summer haiku d’été – the lark has lark = l’alouette plane

the lark has a lark
gliding over blue flowers
in his own time

the lark has a lark

l’alouette plane
par-dessus les fleurs bleues
à son tempo

Richard Vallance 


senryu – the magpie watch = la montre de la pie

the magpie’s wings flare,
splayed blue and white – 
watch out!

magpie watch

les ailes de la pie
se déployent bleues et blanches  – 
gare à toi !

Richard Vallance


Believe it or not, I actually found this astonishing watch for only $20 CDN on amazon.ca and I could not resist buying it.

Croyez-le ou non, je viens en fait de trouver cette montre merveilleuse pour seulement 20 $ CDN sur amazon.ca, et naturellement je devais l’acheter.



summer haiku d’été – golden boy = garçon doré

golden boy,
his parrots cherish him
more than even I...

golden boy with parrots

garçon doré,
ses perroquets l’adorent
encore plus que moi ...

Richard Vallance


senryu – crow stealing dentures = dentiers volés

crow stealing dentures
from an old man –
toothless ole’ groggin

crow steals dentures senryu 620

le beau corbeau vole
les dentiers d’un vieillard  –
enfin édenté

Richard Vallance


senryu – Cameron Cuffe

Cameron Cuffe
a cutie on Krypton,
still cuter on Earth!

cameron cuffe krypton 620

Cameron Cuffe
si mignon à Kypton,
plus mignon sur terre !

Richard Vallance

If anyone is wondering whether I am a raving gay boy, I am and proud of it too!

Si par hazard on se demande si je suis gai, et bien, je le suis et j’en suis vraiment fier ! 
 


summer haiku d’été – crow with an I-Phone = corbeau avec un I-Phone 

crow with an I-Phone
smack-dab in his talons
on the sky net 

crow-steals-iphone 620

corbeau avec un I-Phone
arraché dans ses talons 
sur le net du ciel

Richard Vallance



summer haiku d’été – Sherlock Holmes crow = corbeau Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes crow
ripping off the knife
from the crime scene!

crow steals a knife from a crime scene 620

corbeau Sherlock Holmes
qui arrache le couteau
du lieu du crime !

Richard Vallance

Ripley’s Believe-it-or-not, this little bugger actually pulled off this stunt in Vancouver, Canada!

Aussi incroyable que cela paraisse, ce bougre méchant a vraiment eu l’audace de voler un couteau du lieu d’un crime à Vancouver au Canada !



summer haiku d’été – antiquarian magpie = la pie avec ses trésors 

with her bric-à-brac,
antiquarian magpie –
what a hoot!

magpie stealing stuff 620

avec son bric-à-brac,
la pie avec ses trésors –
c’est rigolo !

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – fractured trees = arbres brisés

fractured trees
in the Hollywood Hills –
victims of winter

fractured trees in the hollywood hills 620

arbres brisés
sur les collines d’Hollywood –
victimes de l’hiver

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – raven in the rain = corbeau dans la pluie

raven in the rain
losing his mate  –
on the rebound

raven in the rain

corbeau dans la pluie,
sa partenaire perdue  –
et lui au rebond

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – a cormorant = un cormoran

a cormorant 
with a catfish in its beak  –
it flops out

cormorant with catfish 620

un cormoran,
un poisson-chat dans son bec –
ça s’en échappe

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – ravens = corbeaux

ravens in flight,
ravens on totem poles,
rainforest tricksters 

totem pole620

corbeaux en vol
et sur les mâts totémiques,
filoux forestiers

Richard Vallance

In the Amerindian culture of the Pacific west coast Haida, tricksters are awfully naughty clowns essential to any contact with the sacred. 

Dans la culture amérindienne des Haidas du littoral pacifique, les filoux sont des clowns vilains essentiels dans toute communication avec le monde sacré.  



spring haiku de printemps – raven = corbeau

her raven chicks
huddled in her nest – 
mummy preens herself

raven chicks620

ses poussins
qui partagent son nid –
maman lisse ses plumes

Richard Vallance


spring haiku - seven cranky crows = sept corbeaux grincheux

seven cranky crows
on a telephone pole
squabble over rain

crows in the rain 620

sept corbeaux grincheux
sur un poteau téléphonique
méprisent la pluie

Richard Vallance



winter haiku d’hiver – an old raven = un vieux corbeau

the old raven lands
on the frozen fence  –
a black feather falls

old raven on a fence 620

le vieux corbeau 
sur la clôture gelée –
une plume noire choit

Richard Vallance



winter haiku – half-frozen stream = ruisseau peu gelé

half-frozen stream
wending through the woods –
brushed oil

half frozen stream 620

ruisseau peu gelé
serpente à travers le bois –
peinture à l’huile

Richard Vallance

original photo © by Regis Auffray, special oil painting effects by Richard Vallance

photo originalle © par Regis Auffray, effets spéciaux de peinture à l’huile par Richard Vallance
 

summer haiku d’été – the buddhist monk = le moine bouddhiste

the buddhist monk
roaming the greenwood mountains
is the forest

buddhist monk forest

le moine bouddhiste
qui erre dans les montagnes vertes
est la forêt

Richard Vallance


senryu – your faithful cat = ta chatte fidèle

your faithful cat
dying in searing agony –
her banshee wail 

senryu banshee cat 620

ta chatte fidèle
meurt en douleur fulgurante –
son cri de banshee

Richard Vallance


winter haiku – a bum =  un clochard

crows croaking,
a bum dies in the snow –
no one mourns him

bum haiku winter

des corbeaux croassent,
un clochard meurt dans la neige –
personne en deuil

Richard Vallance

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