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summer haiku d'été – my mother's voice =  la voix de ma mère 




my mother's voice
lost... and found 
in the cardinal's song

la voix de ma mère
recherchée dans la chanson
du cardinal

Richard Vallance

photo public domain



summer haiku d'été – an osprey soars = un balbuzard




an osprey soars
towards the rainy lake
where the loons wail

un balbuzard plane
vers le lac pluvieux
où les huards hurlent

Richard Vallance

photo public domain

Utube video with the calls of loons = vidéo Utube qui démontre les voix des huards

Voices: Common Loon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ENNzjy8QjU



autumn haiku d'automne – what clammy mist = quelle brume moite 




what clammy mist
shadows the hills?
how I shiver!

quelle brume moite
ombrage les collines ?
que je frissonne !

Richard Vallance

photo © by Régis Auffray 2019



summer haiku d'été – sunflowers = tournesols = girasoli





sunflowers
waving in the field –
tipsy bees

tournesols
ondulants dans le champ –  
abeilles ivres

girasoli
in tutto il campo -
api ubriache

Richard Vallance

photo public domain


summer haiku d'été – frog pond = mare aux grenouilles = stagno delle rane  




frog pond
in Amazonia –
fried frog

mare aux grenouilles
en Amazonie –
grenouille frite

stagno delle rane
in Amazzione –
rana fritta

Richard Vallance 

senryu – captive unicorn = licorne captive


senryu – captive unicorn = licorne captive 




captive unicorn,
who will free your soul
to your demesne?

licorne captive ,
qui va libérer ton âme
à ton demesne ? *

* français médiéval pour « domaine »

Richard Vallance

Tapestry, The Unicorn in Captivity (1495-1505), luxuriously woven in fine wool and silk with silver and gilded threads 


spring haiku de printemps – the snowdrop = le perce-neige = il bucaneve




the snowdrop
drenched in rain
shivers with joy

le perce-neige
trempé de pluie
frémit de joie

il bucaneve
nella pioggia
canta di gioia

Richard Vallance

photo © by Richard Vallance 2003



summer haiku d'été – the spider = l'araignée = il ragno

the golden spider
laces her silver web –
fine filigree  




l'araignée dorée
lace sa toile argentée –
filigrane subtile

il ragno d'oro
gira la rete d'argento -
pizzo sottile

Richard Vallance

photo public domain



autumn haiku d'automne – foggy streets = rues brumeuses




foggy streets 
in the misty moonlight –
ghostly passers-by

rues brumeuses
au clair de lune brumeux –
passants fantômes

Richard Vallance

photo © by Richard Vallance 


winter haiku d'hiver – the icy moon = la lune glacée




the icy moon
haunted castle hallways...
frosty ghosts

la lune glacée
couloirs hantés du château ... 
fantômes glacials

la luna fredda
castello infestato
dai fantasmi

Richard Vallance


 

autumn haiku d'automne – feel the breeze = sens-tu la brise = senti la brezza




feel the breeze 
waft through falling leaves –
listen listen

sens-tu la brise
sur les feuilles qui tombent ?
viens ... écoute

senti la brezza
in foglie che cadono -
ascolta

Richard Vallance

senryu – the paper flower = la fleur en papier


senryu – the paper flower = la fleur en papier

the paper flower
on a blank page – 
unvoiced memories




la fleur en papier
sur une page blanche – 
mémoires sans voix

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d'automne – fallen leaves = feuilles tombées




fallen leaves
scattered here and there
in the moonlight

feuilles tombées
eparpillées
au clair de lune

foglie cadute
sparsi qua e là
al chiaro di luna

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d'été - let's leave = que nous quittons = lasciamo




let's leave behind
the sultry city –
wine by the lake

que nous quittons
la ville humide –
du vin au lac

lasciamo
la città umida –
vino al lago

Richard Vallance

painting, Pallanza, Lake Maggiore (1879) by Edward Lear, 1812-1888


summer haiku d' été – aureate sunset = coucher du soleil

oh the sunset
over this wilderness lake  –
hush listen hush




coucher du soleil
sur ce lac forestier  –
entends le silence

Richard Vallance

photo © by Richard Vallance


summer haiku – scared out of his wits  = mort de peur




blanched with fear  
a leopard bolts down a tree
and is fried by fire

mort de peur
un léopard descend l'arbre
et le feu le tue

terrorizzato
un leopardo fugge – 
il fuoco lo frigge

© by/ par Richard Vallance

pubic domain photo of the Amazonian wildfire killing a leopard


summer haiku d'été – well after dusk = au crépuscule




well after dusk
fading light lingers –
I linger too

au crépuscule
la lumière persiste –
je reste ici

al crepuscolo
la luce persiste –
rimango qui

Richard Vallance

senryu – vaping kittie = chat qui vapote


senryu – vaping kittie = chat qui vapote




vaping kittie
space cadet  –
your eyes out of whack

chat qui vapote
cadet de l'espace –
tes yeux détraqués

gatto svapando
cadetto spaziale -
gli occhi fuori fase

Richard Vallance

image cushion at my place = coussin chez moi


summer haiku – a monkey screams = un singe femelle hurle




a monkey screams
in searing flames –
her infant stone dead! 

un singe femelle hurle
dans les flammes brûlantes –
son enfant raide mort !

urla una scimmia
in fiamme ardenti-
la sua bambina morta
 
Richard Vallance

photo public domain

  


summer haiku – the wild rose blossoms = l'églantine fleurit

the wild rose blossoms 
in roseate radiance
in her own time




l'églantine fleurit,
son éclat si rosâtre
à son rythme

Richard Vallance

photo © by/ par Ellie Brown, with our thanks, avec nos remerciements !

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