Tag Archive: Canadian haiku



summer haiku d'été – the nostalgic cries = les cris nostalgiques




the nostalgic cries
of wild ducks
lend voice to sorrow

les cris nostalgiques
des canards sauvages
révèlent la tristesse

Richard Vallance


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


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 


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

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 – 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 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

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 !


summer haiku d'été – blue Maine Coon = Maine Coon bleu




blue Maine Coon
before the blue picket fence – 
sea-green eyes

Maine Coon bleu
devant la palissade bleue –
yeux verts moirés

Richard Vallance

photo public domain


autumn haiku – the queen shuffles on = la chatte s'en va




the queen shuffles on
her kitten in her jaws
in a cold downpour

la chatte s'en va
son chaton à la mâchoire
dans une averse froide

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – geese veering south = les oies volent au sud




geese veering south
lightning strikes... voilà! – 
one’s deep fried

les oies volent au sud
et puis un éclair ... voilà !
un seul bien frit

le oche volano a sud...
fulmine ... voilà! -
uno fritto

Richard Vallance   


winter haiku d'hiver – roiling clouds roll in = nuages turbulants





roiling clouds roll in
teeming with snow  –
bone-chilling gusts!

nuages turbulants
enneigés jaillisent –
rafales glaciales !

nuvole fredde
piene di neve -
vento glaciale!

Richard Vallance

painting = peinture © by/ par Freya Pickard 2017

autumn haiku d'automne – a murder of crows = un meurtre de corbeaux

a murder of crows
screams bloody murder  –
bloody downpour




un meurtre de corbeaux
hurle au meurtre –
averse meurtrière

Richard Vallance

winter haiku - the lynx leaps in bounds = le lynx pourchasse = la lince salta




the lynx leaps in bounds
through the snow at his prey - 
home run!

le lynx pourchasse
sa proie dans la neige  -
coup de circuit !

la lince salta
nella neve alla preda -
fuori campo!

Richard Vallance

autumn haiku – a twirling leaf = une feuille qui tournoie


 

a twirling leaf
alights on my hand –
colour sonata

une feuille qui tournoie
so pose dans ma main –
sonate de couleurs

una foglia rossa
sulla mia mano -
sonata di colore

Richard Vallance



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