Archive for April, 2019



summer haiku d’été  – the bald eagle = l’aigle d’Amérique

the bald eagle
screeches to lightning –
I flash over you

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l’aigle d’Amérique
hurle à l’éclair –
je t’éclaircis

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the snowy owl’s wings = l’harfang des neiges

the snowy owl’s wings
beating by the pine brush –
woosh! woosh!

snowy owl 620

l’harfang des neiges,
les ailes effleurent brousailles –
zoum ! zoum !

Richard Vallance 


autmn haiku d’automne – the scarecrow = l’épouvantail

the scarecrow
in the pumpkin patch
scared of crows!

scarecrow 620

l’épouvantail
dans le champ de citrouilles
a peur des corbeaux ! 

Richard Vallance 


spring haiku de printemps – the first thunderstorm = le premier orage 

the first thunderstorm,
rain pelts the windowpanes –
lightning on my sheets

rain on the windowpanes 610

le premier orage,
la pluie bombarde la fenêtre –  
l’éclair sur les draps

Richard Vallance

							

The most adorable photos yet of my sweet new kitty, Petunia!

She is only 1 year 9 months old, and as you can see she is all black on top and all white on her underside. And very fluffy too! She is just a doll. 

You are going to love these!

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spring haiku de printemps – caught by a gust = saisi par une rafale

caught by a gust 
my umbrella dashes off –
a crow flying by?

umbrella blown away 620

saisi par une rafale
mon parapluie s’envole –
un corbeau y vole ?

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – under the quilt =  sous l’édredon

under the quilt 
my bones ache –
frosty night

night William Peter Watson Asleep under a patchwork quilt 620

sous l’édredon
mes os me font souffrir –
la nuit trop froide

Richard Vallance

adapted from a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784) 
une adaptation d’un haiku de Yosa Buson ( 1716-1784 ) 


senryu – come to think of it = quand j’y pense

come to think of it
we cats don’t think a lot –
it gives paws

cat thinking 620

quand j’y pense
nous les chats pensons si peu –
l'on en « patte »

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the cool breeze = la brise fraîche

the cool breeze
wafts to heaven
the pine trees’ sighs

cool breeze pines 620

la brise fraîche
envoie au ciel
les soupirs des pins

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – soil beneath the pine = sol en bas du pin 

soil beneath the pine,
I learn the pine from the pine
rooted in me

I learn the pine 620

sol en bas du pin, 
il m’enseigne ce qu’il est
par ses racines

Richard Vallance


senryu – I kitty shred = chaton, je déchire

kitty, I shred
the cushion on your sofa...
just kidding

kitty shreds 620

chaton, je déchire
le coussin sur ton sofa ...
je te taquine 

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – papa panda = panda papa

papa panda
munching on bamboo –
any left for me?

panda 620

panda papa
qui mâche le bambou –
un peu pour moi ?

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – sound asleep = quel bon sommeil

sound asleep
my kitten snuggles up 
to her juniper

juniper 620

quel bon sommeil !
mon chaton se pelotonne
au genévrier

Richard Vallance


spring haiku d’été – as cirrus float by = les cirrus flottent

as cirrus float by
woodland robins warble –
elves listen in

robins 620

les cirrus flottent,
les rouges-gorges gazouillent –
les lutins écoutent

Richard Vallance 


spring haiku de printemps – the skylark’s voice = la voix de l’alouette

the skylark’s voice
ripples through the forest
in the cool rain

skylarks voice 620

la voix de l’alouette
résonne dans la forêt
dans la pluie fraîche

Richard Vallance 



senryu – what season on Mars? = quelle saison sur Mars ?

what season on Mars?
just out of Curiosity
do you dig it?

do you dig it 620

quelle saison sur Mars ?
juste par Curiosity 
tu le déterres ?

Richard Vallance


3 photos I took of my lovely new cat, Petunia, age 1 year 9 months, on April 11 2019. You can clearly see she is a medium-haired cat. She is the gentlest cat I have ever known and she purrs like mad! She never puts out her claws. 

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3 of the first 5 photos I have ever taken of my lovely new cat, Petunia, age 1 year 9 months, on April 10 2019.

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spooky senryu sinistre – oh my star crossed eyes! = mes yeux étoilés !

oh my star crossed eyes!
I’m scared half sh*tless!
it’s Dracucat!

Dracucat 620

mes yeux étoilés !
que je suis effrayé !
c’est Dacruchat ! 

Richard Vallance


funny senryu rigolo – OMG, what’s that! = mais quelle horreur !

OMG, whazz’s that!
the dog shat on the carpet!
I’m gonna die!

OMG the dog shat on the carpet 620

mais quelle horreur !
le chien a chié sur le tapis !
je vais périr !

Richard Vallance

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