Archive for March, 2019



senryu = her ruff unruffled – imperturbable

her ruff unruffled, 
Shadow fancies her basket –
dindin’s over

Shadow our baby age 5 in a basket! 620

imperturbable,
Shadow retrouve son panier –
bien rassasiée

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – by the full moon = au clair de lune

by the full moon
she whisks the black cat off–
that owl’s onto her

cat night and owl 620

au clair de lune
elle emporte le chat noir –
l’hibou sait pourquoi

Richard Vallance  


I have reached 500 haiku and senryu pins on my PINTEREST board, Canadian haiku canadiens

today, March 31 2019, since I first started posting them on this board on September 1 2018. If you are a member of PINTEREST, you can join this board, here: 

Canadian haiku canadiens 31032019

This works out to a little more than 70 posts per month. I have to admit I sure am prolific, but this is because it is so much fun for me to write haiku and senryu.

If you are not a member, it is free to join PINTEREST, so you have nothing to lose, since you can view all of my haiku and senryu on my board.

Thanks

Richard


autumn haiku d’automne – pines on the bluff = pins sur la falaise

pines on the bluff
on a washed out day–
their needles wraiths

pines on the bluff

pins sur la falaise,
un jour nébuleux –
aiguilles fantômes

Richard Vallance  


summer haiku d’été – koi carp drifting = carpes à la dérive 

koi carp drifting
in unison downstream
in the blue moonlight

koi carp in unison 620

carpes à la dérive
en aval à l’unisson 
au clair de lune bleue

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – dragon inflamed = dragon en colère

dragon inflamed
by the hammering waves –
this means war!

Hokusai_Dragon 620

dragon en colère
à cause des vagues violentes –
c’est la guerre !
 
Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été  – ryuu dragon 

ryuu dragon
in the thunderstorm
storms the clouds

dragon storm clouds 620

ryuu dragon
au cours de l’orage
s’attaque aux nuages

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – crescent moon = croissant de lune

crescent moon
shrouding the pagoda –
phantom blossoms 

cresent moon temple blossoms 620

croissant de lune
qui voile la pagode –
fleurs fantômes 

Richard Vallance


senryu – will you look at that! = il faut le voir !

will you look at that!
my norwegian forest cat –
his eyes mesmerize

Lorenzoseyes 620

il faut le voir !
mon chat forestier norvégien –
ses yeux hypnotisent 

Richard Vallance


Photos of Norwegian Forest Cats who look almost exactly like Lorenzo:

While my new Norwegian Forest Cat mix, Lorenzo, is hiding under my bed, because I just got him and cannot take photos of him yet, still I found 3 photos of Norwegian Forest Cats which look strikingly like him. He is absolutely stunning! He is 2 1/2 years old and like almost all Norwegian Forest Cats, he does not meow but chirrups like a bird.  Here they are:

Lorenzoposta

Lorenzopostb

Lorenzopostc



autumn haiku d’automne – crows brush the moon = corbeaux et la lune

as leaves scurry off
crows brush by the moon  –
an owl hoots who?

fujiyama owl crows 620

corbeaux et la lune...
que le vent balaie les feuilles !
un hibou hulule

Richard Vallance


senryu – if you think = si tu crois

if you think
I’m gonna fall for that,
you ain’t no cat!

if you think 620

si tu crois
que j’en serais dupe,
t’es pas un chat !

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – fox snoozing = renard endormi

fox snoozing
on a tombstone –
angel sans souci 

a fox sound asleep 620

renard endormi
sur une pierre tombale –
ange sans souci !

Richard Vallance

I Argentée


I Argentee 620

I Argentée

I Argentée have lived a hardy life:
a Maine Coon mix, I’ve forded babbling rills,
the freest spirit, who’s never suffered strife!
Why, I have scaled formidable forest hills,
where I’ve run into coons and surly bears
who’ve never phased me in the very least;
I’ve roamed the fields and sounded foxes’ lairs,
so why be so surprised when I am deceased.
Because I pride the space I always crave,
although I was on leash, the leash was loose,
to leave me running free, for being brave,
since as you know I’ve always been so spruce!
For all the bugs I’ve chased and mice I’ve caught
I bid you, fairest friends, to mourn me not.

Richard Vallance

March 29 2019

in memoriam, fairest Argentée, libre esprit (free spirit)
April 15 2003 – March 14 2019


summer haiku d’été – one ancient cedar = un cèdre si vieux

one ancient cedar
clinging to the cliff face –
I eagle soar

cedar on a cliff 620

un cèdre si vieux
qui s’agrippe à la falaise –
aigle moi je plane

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – forest cat = chat forestier

what a forest cat
in the melting snow!
you melt my heart!

Norwegian Forest Cat 620

quel chat forestier
dans la neige qui fond !
tu fais fondre le coeur !

Richard Vallance

This is a photo of a gorgeous black and white Norwegian Forest Cat in melting snow.

Voici une photo d’un chat forestier norvégien adorable dans la neige qui fond.

This is what my new Norwegian Forest Cat, Lorenzo


This is what my new Norwegian Forest Cat, Lorenzo, whom I will be adopting on Friday, March 29, looks like:

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norwegianb&wc

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Gorgeous! He is only 2 1/2 years old!


winter haiku d’hiver – swiftly December = décembre étale

swiftly December 
unfurls its snowy wings 
on the silent temple

temple in the snow by lake 620

décembre étale
ses ailes enneigées
sur la pagode

Richard Vallance



late autumn haiku de la fin de l’automne – November spreads = novembre disperse

November dashes 
trees with cascading showers –
leaves shorn to shreds

Prune sur paravent par Kano Sanraku 620

novembre disperse
les averses en chute rapide  –
feuilles déchiquetées

Richard Vallance


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