Category: haiku



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


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


senryu – my wee kitty prays = mon chaton prie

my wee kitty prays,
you know not what you do – 
only humans sin

kitty in prayer 620

mon chaton prie,
tu ne sais pas ce que tu fais –
pécher, c’est humain

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – winter wonderland = l’hiver féérique

winter wonderland –
the only problem is 
it isn’t winter

winter wonderland 620

l’hiver féérique
mais il y un problème,
ce n’est pas l’hiver

Richard Vallance

I took this photo of my front yard today, April 9 2019, in front of my house.

J’ai pris cette photo de la cour devant ma maison aujourd’hui le 9 avril 2019.


winter d’hiver – from freezing rain = la pluie verglaçante 

from freezing rain
to a wind blown ice storm –
are we ducks spooked?

ducks in an icestorm 620

la pluie verglaçante 
ensuite la tempête de verglas –
les canards s’en fichent

Richard Vallance


senryu - my dearest puppy = mon chien chéri

my dearest puppy,
your fur a dream of snow -
struck dead by a car

my dearest puppy 620

mon chien chéri,
ton poil un rêve de neige -
tué par une auto

Richard Vallance

in memoriam my friend, Serina Wang’s dear white dog, killed a car...

à la mémoire du joli chien blanc de mon amie Serina Wang, celui qui a été écrasé par une auto ...


summer haiku d’été – the periwinkle = la pervenche cligne

the periwinkle
winks at her leaves – 
my lover’s the sun!

periwinkle 620

la pervenche cligne
de l’oeil à ses feuilles –
soleil, mon amant ! 

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – icebergs drifting = icebergs à la dérive

icebergs drifting
down iceberg alley –
daisies wave at them

icebergs 620

icebergs à la dérive
dans l’allée des icebergs –
tant de marguerites

Richard Vallance


							

summer haiku d’été – a twisted red pine = un pin rouge tordu

a twisted red pine
on the cliff I climb –
I’m bent out of shape

twisted pine 620

un pin rouge tordu
sur la falaise que je grimpe –
moi, je suis tordu

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – pine needles = aiguilles de pin rouge

red pine needles
and cones strewn on the ground –
a chipmunk streaks by

red pine cones 620

aiguilles et pommes
de pin rouge échus au sol –
un suisse y court vite

Richard Vallance

Learning to write

Just your average PhD student using the internet to enhance their CV

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Reowr

Poetry that purrs. It's reowr because the cat said so.

Egyptian Moon ~My love of Ancient Egypt~

Hieroglyphic,Ancientegypt,archaeology

Eris' Smile

I'm a reconstructionist-ish Hellenic Polytheist. My pronouns are they/theirs and fae/faers, and I am gay as hell.

CrapPile

A blog about writing, society, and life itself

Super Sleep Heavy

For times when sleep don't come easy

bal837

A topnotch WordPress.com site

Santorini Tours

Private Tours in Santorini

Demetrio Demetriadi

Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος…

Duplicate My Success

How to be successful in internet marketing.

A Geordie Lost in London

How to live the London life, on a Northern budget

Penelope Burns

Write | Blog | Create | Earn

Gleaning The Scriptures

The Savior Lives To Teach.

Macedonian Ancestry

"I thank the gods for being Greek" - Alexander the Great

THE GEOPOLITICAL CHESS GAME

Geopolitics - The Road To Global Ruin * Γεωπολιτική - Ο Δρόμος Προς Παγκόσμια Καταστροφή

Care, Bliss and the Universe

Life, the Universe and Yourself

alexankarrbooks

'Eyeball-chewin' Bastard'

William Rubel

The Magic of Fire : Traditional Foodways

Albania -ilire- Pellazgët

GJUHA SHQIPE_ETIMOLOGJI

anne frandi-coory

A Life in Two Halves

Traditional Polytheist

A site devoted to the study and discussion of ethnic and traditional polytheism throughout the world, in regard to its nature, history, and present standing in general.

Rilkes Panther

fictional stories and social commentary

LAZYBUTHEALTHY

Easy healthy recipes for lazy busy people

The Whirling Bee

Reality has no walls, no edges - a journey in altered states of consciousness

SV3DPRINTER

The future of humanity with science and technology research based on 3D, 4D, and 5D Printing

Diary of a Pagan Art Student

History, folklore, art, paganism

CreyenteAarav

Celebrating Poetry.

O LADO ESCURO DA LUA

Minha maneira de ver, falar, ouvir e pensar o mundo... se quiser, venha comigo...

blog bangla mail

Welcome My Site

GIRLS16@LUND

4th Lund Conference on Games, Interaction, Reasoning, Learning and Semantics

Site Title

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

When Women Inspire

Inspirational Women | Health and Lifestyle Tips

Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

Musings and books from a grunty overthinker

Yahuah Is Everything

My blogs on The Bible and the true name of God Yahuah and His Son,Yahusha,

Musings on History

Teacher looking at Ancient History and Gothic Literature in an historical context mainly.

The Deadliest Blogger: Military History Page

The historical writing of Barry C. Jacobsen

THE SHIELD OF ACHILLES

Artistic Reconstruction and Original Translation From Homer's "Iliad" by Kathleen Vail

Akhelas Writing

The Myriad Musings of Austin Conrad

%d bloggers like this: