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summer haiku d’été – the moon casts shadows = les ombres lunaires

the moon casts shadows
over the rippling prairies –
silvery wheat

the moon on the prairies 620

les ombres lunaires
sur les prairies ondulantes –
le blé argenté 

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – when spring isn’t spring = printemps oui ou non ?

when spring isn’t spring
and flowers won’t blossom
why all this rain?

why all this rain 620


printemps oui ou non ?
les fleurs ne fleurissent pas –
pourquoi tant de pluie ?

Richard Vallance

The “Elgin Marbles”


The “Elgin Marbles”

The Elgin Marbles 620

The “Elgin Marbles” ... You dare call them that!
... as if your larceny could be justified
by such a vile name! It just reeks of scat,
a moniker no Grecian can abide!Lord” Elgin, axing stones, you hauled them off,  
with Ottoman connivance in your grasp,
your crime a mortal sin at which we scoff,
your pride of possession worthy of an asp!
By shaming Athen’s pride, the Parthenon,
your imperial gall’s outstripped your sins,
your every game you play another con,
another ploy in sick political spins.  
   The British Museum claims, “It’s for the best!”
   and touts your barefaced lies as if in jest.

Richard Vallance

April 20 2019


senryu – excuuuse me! = excuuusez-moi !

excuuuse me!
did you just fart in my face?
you dumbass dog!

excuse me

Excuuusez-moi !
as-tu pété dans mon visage ?
toi, chien si bête ! 

Richard Vallance


senryu – Brexit exits = Brexit la sortie

Brexit exits
from our derrière –
England toots!

brexit exits

Brexit la sortie
de notre derrière –
l’Angleterre chie !

Richard Vallance


senryu – Parthenon’s marbles = les marbres du Parthenon

Parthenon’s marbles
stuffed in the British Museum  – 
hall of horrors!

Parthenons marbles 620

les marbres du Parthenon
dans le British Museum  – 
quelle salle d’horreurs !  

Richard Vallance

The theft of the Parthenon marbles by Lord Elgin and the British from 1801 to 1812 is one of the most appalling crimes of highway robbery in all history! It is a filthy act of depredation, and it deserves nothing less than our condemnation and scorn. But of course the British at the British Museum are disgusting idiots who simply cannot see the writing on the wall!


IDIOTS at the British Museum DARE call the scared Parthenon marbles the Elgin marbles. He lost his marbles for sure!

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autumn haiku d’automne – a full moon hovers = la pleine lune plane

a full moon hovers
over the misted moor –
murder most foul!

full moon on the misty moor 620

la pleine lune plane
sur la lande brumeuse –
quel meurtre infâme !

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – pray for Notre Dame = priez pour Notre Dame

pray for Notre Dame –
our Lady of Sorrows
burned alive!

Notre Dame our Lady 620

priez pour Notre Dame –
Notre-Dame des douleurs
brûlée vive !

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – Notre Dame 

Notre Dame –
her rosette a mass of flames...
her flowers in globs

Notre Dame rosette on fire 620

Notre Dame –
sa rosace flambée ...
ses fleurs en gouttes

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – Notre Dame 

Notre Dame –
her spire crumbles in flames...
Paris blossoms

Notre Dame spire fire 620

Notre Dame –
sa flèche tombe en flammes ...
Paris fleurit

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – dandelion seeds = graines de pissenlit

dandelion seeds
on a silvery pinwheel
the breeze spins away...

dandelion flower seed head 620
 
graines de pissenlit
d’un moulinet argentée
que la brise emporte ...

Richard Vallance


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

the bald eagle
screeches to lightning –
I flash over you

bald eagle and lightning 620

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

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