Tag Archive: cat



senryu – if your cat hisses = si ton chat hisse






if your cat hisses
you think my question's silly? 
guess what? piss on you

si ton chat crache
comment ? ma question est bête ?
je pisse sur toi

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020

photo of the Maine Coon public domain/ photo du Maine Coon domaine public





summer haiku d'été – see me play the flute = je joue de la flûte





see me play the flute
da-dancing in the moonlight?
meow we'll have fun

je joue de la flûte
m'y vois-tu au clair de lune ?
miaou on s'amuse

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance

greeting card with a Tuxedo cat/ carte de voeux illustrée avec un chat Tuxedo


!!!!!

So sing along!

Dancing in the Moonlight


We get it on most every night
When that moon is big and bright
It's a supernatural delight
Everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

Everybody here is out of sight
They don't bark and they don't bite
They keep things loose, they keep things light
Everybody was dancing in the moonlight

Dancing in the moonlight
Everybody's feeling warm and bright
It's such a fine and natural sight
Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

We like our fun and we never fight
You can't dance and stay uptight
It's a supernatural delight
Everybody was dancin' in the moonlight

Dancing in the moonlight
Everybody's feeling warm and bright
It's such a fine and natural sight
Everybody's dancing in the moonlight

Everybody here is out of sight
They don't bark and they don't bite
They keep things… 

King Harvest



summer haiku d'été - her floral eden = son éden fleuri



her floral Eden
is now her forever home
the incarnate cat

son Éden fleuri
c'est son abri éternel
la chatte incarnée 

Richard Vallance

© by Richard Vallance 2020

photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay


* Anyone who knows anything about cats knows exactly what “his or her forever home” means. If you don't know, you can always find out in a Google search. Thanks. 



summer haiku d'été – cool cat how I leap = chat sage comme je saute





cool cat how I leap
over the lush grass...
no moon? big deal

chat calme comme je saute
par-dessus l'herbe verdoyante ...
pas de lune ? alors ?

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020

painting at a friend's place = peinture chez un ami


senryu – look I’m a cat = zut ! je suis un chat


senryu – look I'm a cat = zut ! je suis un chat






look I'm a cat
how dare you ask, are you wise?
I'll give you a cuff

zut ! je suis un chat
me demandes-tu, es-tu sage ?
je te gifle

Richard Vallance

photo © by/ par Richard Vallance



summer haiku d'été - see the cat sashay =  voilà le chat





how the cat flounces
over the cumulus cloud -
she'll never fall through

voilà le chat
qui bondit sur le nuage -
elle en chute ? jamais

Richard Vallance

photo public domainI believe cats to be spirits come to earth.  A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” (Jules Verne 1850-1905)

" Je crois que les chats sont des esprits venus sur terre. Le chat, j'en suis convaincu, pourrait marcher sur un nuage. " ( Jules Verne 1850-1905 )


autumn haiku d'automne – who am  I? = qui suis-je ? = chi sono?




who am I?
kitty Tuxedo owl?
who gives a hoot? 

qui suis-je ?
chat hibou Tuxedo ?
ou où hululer ?

chi sono?
gatto Tuxedo gufo?
chi gufa gufa?


Richard Vallance

summer haiku – a surfeit of kits = mais quel bouquet


summer haiku – a surfeit of kits = mais quel bouquet





a surfeit of kits?
skunks as cute as buttons –
subtle perfume

mais quel bouquet !
ces mouffettes si mignonnes –
parfum subtil

Richard Vallance

photo public domain

The following terms apply to skunks: “surfeit” is a group of skunks; “kits” or kittens are the babies.






senryu – Buddha replies zen = Bouddha répond, zen


senryu – Buddha replies zen = Bouddha répond, zen  





Buddha replies, zen
is forever now alone
in the cat's eyes

Bouddha répond, zen
est le présent éternel
seul aux yeux du chat

Richard Vallance

photo public domainThe smallest feline is a masterpiece”.Le chat est un chef-d'oeuvre”.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)



double senryu – in the cat's eyes = aux yeux du chat + in our human eyes = aux yeux des humains




in the cat's eyes
a universe
of silver suns

aux yeux du chat
un univers
de soleils d'argent

un gatto vede
un universo
di soli d'argento




in our human eyes
a universe
of black holes

aux yeux des humains
un univers
de trous noirs

un umano vede
un universo
di buchi neri

Richard Vallance

photos public domain

autumn haiku – in the pouring rain = dans une averse


autumn haiku – in the pouring rain = dans une averse




in the pouring rain
a shivering stray cat
hides in garbage

dans une averse
un chat égaré tremblant
se cache dans les ordures

Richard Vallance


senryu – kitty TV = télé pour le chat = TV del gatto




kitty TV
the living room window –
bird-brain
 
télé pour le chat  
la fenêtre du salon –
tête de linotte

TV del gatto
nella finestra –
gatto sciocco

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 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

senryu – Silhouette


senryu – Silhouette

Silhouette
God's Tuxedo miracle –
boy she knows it!




Silhouette
le miracle Tuxedo de Dieu – 
et elle le sait !

Richard Vallance

photo © by/ par Richard Vallance 2019

  

senryu – Tuxedo cat = chat Tuxedo


senryu – Tuxedo cat = chat Tuxedo

Tuxedo cat 
so fluffy
achoo! 




chat Tuxedo
au poil si soyeux
achoo !

Richard Vallance


senryu – green-eyed Maine Coon = Maine Coon aux yeux verts

green-eyed Maine Coon,
you wee fluffer angel
coddled in my arms




Maine Coon aux yeux verts,
petit un ange doux
couvé dans mes mains

Richard Vallance

senryu – every cat = tout les chats


senryu – every cat = tout les chats

every cat
has his day... and *
catches today 



tous les chats
ont leur jour... et 
attrapent aujourd’hui

Richard Vallance

* Usually, ending a line with a conjunction is a bad idea in a haiku, but I think it works here with the pause preceding, giving pause for thought. Please advise. 

International Cat Day, August 8 = le Jour international des chats, le 8 août 


senryu - my kitty boo boos = ma chatte fait un bobo

my kitty boo boos -
she quaffs wine from a saucer
hangover




ma chatte fait un bobo -
elle boit du vin d’une soucoupe
gueule de bois

Richard Vallance

photo by/ par Richard Vallance © 2019

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