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spring haiku de printemps – Argentée poses = Argentée pose

Argentée poses,
pretty as she pleases –
no one’s April fool

Argentee pretty 620

Argentée pose
comme elle se voit jolie –
poisson d’avril ? ... non !

Richard Vallance

in loving memory of Argentée = à la mémoire précieuse d’Argentée


winter haiku d’hiver – Argentée growls = Argentée grogne

Argentée growls
on the snowy mill wheel?
nah! she yawns

Argentee growls 620

Argentée grogne
sur la roue du moulin ?
mais non ! elle baille

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – Argentée hip =  Argentée alerte

Argentée hip
to chattering chickadees –
a nice light snack

nice light snack 620

Argentée alerte
aux mésanges qui jasent –
casse-croûte léger

Richard Vallance

When I took this photo in early March 2005, Argentée was just 3 years old. She was highly resistant to winter then because of her thick coat. I distinctly remember it was 3 above zero celsius even though it was late winter.

Quand j’ai pris cette photo au début de mars 2005, Argentée n’avait que trois ans. Elle résistait extrêmement bien à l’hiver grâce à son poil épais.  Je me souviens distinctement de la température ce jour-à, soit 3 degrés en-dessus de zéro celsius, car il faisit assez frais.    


senryu – flight 302 = le vol 302

flight 302
splattered in a field–
a child’s sneaker

flight 302 childs sneaker 620

le vol 302
s’écrase dans un champ –
soulier d’un enfant

Richard Vallance


What a horrifying tragedy! It is a good thing Boeing 737 Max 8 planes have been grounded worldwide. I would not fly in one if my life depended on it!

Quelle tragédie horrifiante ! Heureusement, on a mis à terre tous les avions Boeing 737 Max 8 à travers le monde entier. Moi, je n’irais jamais en avion dans celui-ci si ma vie en dépendait.


winter haiku d’hiver – red winterberries = baies rouges d’hiver

red winterberries
tinkling on their boughs–
icicles crackle

winterberries haiku 620

baies rouges d’hiver
qui tintent sur leurs branches –
glaçons cassés

Richard Vallance


senryu – Maine Coon, Argentée

Maine Coon, Argentée,
you’ve passed away in peace –
your spirit meows

Argentee libre espirt 620

Maine Coon, Argentée,
toi, trépassée en paix –
ton esprit miaule

Richard Vallance

Today, March 14 2019, Argentée was euthanized at 6:40 p.m., just 1 month short of her 16 birthday. She passed away in utter peace, not suffering in the least.

Aujourd’hui, le 14 mars 2019,  on a euthanisé  Argentée à dix-hit heures quarante, un peu moins qu’un mois avant son seizième anniversaire.  Elle est morte en paix pure, sans la moindre souffrance.


autumn haiku d’automne – aureate sunset = coucher du soleil

aureate sunset
in the folds of clouds
where geese drift by

Tom Thomson Round Lake, Mud Bay - fall 1915 fold in the ksy 620

coucher du soleil
parmi les plis des nuages
où les oies s’éloignent

Richard Vallance

painting, Round Lake, Mud Bay, fall 1915, by Tom Thomson (1877-1917)

peinture, Round Lake, Mud Bay, automne 1915, par Tom Thomson
( 1877-1917 ) 


autumn haiku d’automne – chiaroscuro = clair-obscur 

chiaroscuro
light alights on fallen leaves
à la Monet

fallen leaves a la monet 620

clair-obscur –
feuilles mortes illuminées
à la Monet

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – freezing clouds = nuages si froids

freezing clouds
over frozen pines –
damn!... my fingers freeze

frozen trees 620

nuages si froids
qui survolent les pins givrés  –
zut ! mes doigts gèlent 

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – in swirling snow = tourbillons de neige

in swirling snow
the chickadee dies asleep –  
wings forever sealed

chickadee dies 620

tourbillons de neige –
la mésange endormie meurt –
ailes à jamais closes

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – veiled by mist = dans le brouillard

veiled by mist
in his lotus garden
the praying Buddha

buddha in mist 620

dans le brouillard
dans son jardin aux lotus
le Bouddha qui prie

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – in the blazing heat = chaleur brûlante –

in the blazing heat
a scorpion bolts across
a crumbling cross

fallen cross 620

chaleur brûlante  –
un scorpion court
sur une croix croulante

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – from turtledoves = grâce aux tourterelles

from turtledoves
in my magnolia tree
I’ve learned to love

turtledoves haiku 620

grâce aux tourterelles
dans mon magnolia
j’apprends à aimer

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – shadows in the moonlight = au clair de lune

shadows in the moonlight
on the misty portage –
whose shadows are those?

portage in moonlight 620

au clair de lune
ombres du portage brumeux –
à qui sont-elles ?

Richard Vallance


tragic winter haiku d’hiver tragique – in blinding snow = neige aveuglante –

in blinding snow
a train hurtles down the tracks
where her car stalls

car stalls haiku 610

neige aveuglante –
un train passe en trombe 
où son auto cale

Richard Vallance

senryu – vampire wolf = loup vampire


senryu – vampire wolf = loup vampire

vampire wolf
in your worst nightmares!
all bloody hell!

vampire wolf 620

loup vampire
dans vos pires cauchemars !
l’enfer du sang !

Richard Vallance


To the Land of Dreams: Overview of the Linear B Lexicon

to the land of dreams

This site provides us with a superb overview and summary of the contents of the Linear B Lexicon by Chris Tselentis.... a must read!  

It includes examples of noun declensions and verb conjugations. The entire Linear B Lexicon is found on this site!

examples of conjugation



senryu – bonzai blossoms = fleurs de bonsai

bonzai blossoms
in a black room –
sisters of light

bonzai senryu 620

fleurs de bonsai
dans une salle noire –
soeurs illuminées

Richard Vallance


Happy birthday to me, myself and I.... March 11 2019!

happy birthday to me Richard

summer haiku d’été – elephant, I weep! = éléphant, je pleure !  

elephant, I weep!
felled by you filthy bastards! –
scum of the earth!

scum of the earth 620

éléphant, je pleure ! 
quels meurtriers t’abbattent ! –
racaille révoltante !

Richard Vallance

This horrifying photo makes me sick to my stomach! Just look at that poor innocent defenceless elephant senselessly slaughtered by what I call nothing less than filthy rotten f***ing pigs! They are the ones who don’t deserve to live!

Cette photo horrifiante me rend si malade que j’ai envie de vomir ! Voilà ce pauvre élépant innocent san défense massacré par ce qu’on doit définir comme des cochons vraiment révoltants, qui ne méritent même pas de vivre !  

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