Tag Archive: cat


senryu – your nose is all wet = le nez mouillé


senryu – your nose is all wet = le nez mouillé

your nose is all wet,
your eyes azure blue – 
quiz... are you a cat?

blue-eyed Siberian cat 620

le nez mouillé,
les yeux azurés – 
quiz... es-tu un chat ?

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the cat meows = le chat miaule

the cat meows
at chickens and roosters
too stupid to notice

cat-and-chickens 620

le chat miaule
aux poulets et aux coqs
si bêtes qu’ils l’ignorent

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – calico cat = chatte tricolore

calico cat
hiding in the grass
in her wee mind

calico cat hiding in the grass 620

chatte tricolore
cachée dans l’herbe
selon son esprit

Richard Vallance

All calico cats are female, because they have 3 colours.

Toutes les chattes tricolores sont des femelles, car elles ont trois couleurs.


senryu – Argentée cuddled = Argentée caressée

Argentée cuddled
in her own fave blanket –
wee sleepy pie

Argentee all cuddled 620

Argentée caressée
par son duvet doux –
si somnolente

Richard Vallance


adorable mummy cat senryu de chatte adorable – calico cat = chat tricolore

calico cat
suckling her wee kittens – 
she purrs purrss purrsss pursssss

calico mother cat 620

chatte tricolore
qui allaite ses chers chatons –
elle ronronne toujours

Richard Vallance


senryu – in her own dreams  = elle rêve, endormie

in her own dreams
is Shadow a shadow
of herself?... as if! 

is Shadow a shadow 620

elle rêve, endormie ...
Shadow est-elle une ombre
d’elle-même. Mais non !

Richard Vallance
  


Argentée, Maine Coon,
who’s out on a limb? ... pas moi!  
I can change its gears

argentee changing gears

Argentée, Maine Coon,
sur une branche? ... pas moi !
je change de vitesse
Richard Vallance

My Maine Coon’s name is Argentée, which means “Silvery” in English. I took this photo in April 2004, when she was just 2 years old.

Ma Maine Coon s’appelle Argentée. J’ai pris cette photo en avril 2004, quand elle avait seulement deux ans.


funny cat senryu d’un chat rigolo – puddy tat meows = pet’t chat miaule 

puddy tat meows
let me in, let me out – 
what wrong side?

what side of the door

pet’t chat miaule
laisse-moi entrer, sortir – 
c’est de quel côté ?

Richard Vallance

senryu – high-flying cat = chat de haute volée


senryu - high-flying cat = chat de haute volée

high-flying cat
doing cartwheels with ease -
can a dog do that?

cat doing caetwheels

chat de haute volée
qui fait la roue facilement -
quel chien peut faire ça ?

Richard Vallance 


winter haiku d’hiver – the cat’s azure eyes = les yeux azurés du chat

the cat’s azure eyes
reflecting galaxies
of virgin ice

cat's azure eyes 620

les yeux azurés
du chat, galaxies, images 
de glace vierge

Richard Vallance 


summer haiku d’été – our rescued cat = notre chat sauvé

our rescued cat
so warm in her cork box – 
afraid of her world

rescued cat in cork box 620

notre chatte sauvée
chaude dans sa boîte de liège  –
elle a peur du monde

Richard Vallance


senryu- have you ever seen = as-tu jamais vu

have you ever seen
a leaping cat fly over?
I have, so there!  

cat leaping senryu 620

as-tu jamais vu
un chat voler dès qu’elle saute ?
moi, mais oui !

Richard Vallance

When my Maine Coon, Argentée, was 2 years old, she once cork-screwed 5 feet into the air to catch a fly and caught it!

Quand ma Maine Coon, Argentée, avait 2 ans, elle a survolé la terre à la hauteur de 5 pieds afin d’attraper une mouche, et elle y a réussi !   


senryu- whatever’s a cat? = c’est quoi, un chat ?

whatever’s a cat? 
whoever’s a cat?
whoever knows ...

whatever's a cat haiku c'est quoi, un chat 620

c’est quoi, un chat ?
c’est qui, un chat ?
celui qui le sait...

Richard Vallance

The question is open-ended. If anyone knows who a cat is, he or she should perhaps let us in on the secret.

La question est ouverte. Si personne sait qui est un chat, il ou elle pourrait sans doute nous révéler sa connaissance secrète.

 

 


summer haiku d’été – our rescued cat = notre chat sauvé

our rescued cat,
eyes forever sealed,
basks in the sun

eyes forever sealed 620

notre chat sauvé,
les yeux à jamais scellés,
se prélasse au soleil
 
Richard Vallance

summer haiku – stray kitten = chaton égaré


summer haiku – stray kitten = chaton égaré

stray kitten
on a ramshackle porch –
his infected eye

his infected eye

chaton égaré
sur un porche délabré –
l’oeil infecté

Richard Vallance


sad spring haiku de printemps triste – Daisy in the spring = Daisy au printemps

Daisy in the spring
now in a cedar box
her ashes mine

daisy in the spring 620

Daisy au printemps
dans une boîte de cèdre
ses cendres les miennes

Richard Vallance

based on this former winter haiku = basé sur cet haiku triste d’hiver antérieur.

candlelight vigil haiku 620



summer haiku d’été – a ginger cat = un chat gingembre

a ginger cat,
surrogate mother
to an injured crow

cat surrogate mother 620

un chat gingembre,
la mère porteuse
d’un corbeau blessé

Richard Vallance

senryu – your faithful cat = ta chatte fidèle


senryu – your faithful cat = ta chatte fidèle

your faithful cat
dying in searing agony –
her banshee wail 

senryu banshee cat 620

ta chatte fidèle
meurt en douleur fulgurante –
son cri de banshee

Richard Vallance


summer haiku – cat in Edo butterflies = chat à Edo papillons

cat in Edo
butterflies in flight –
she’s sound asleep

cat in edo sound asleep

chatte à Edo
papillons en essor –
quel sommeil profond

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – candlelight vigil = vigile à la chandelle 

on a bitter night
a candlelight vigil –
Daisy’s teddy bear

candlelight vigil haiku 620

nuit glaciale
vigile à la chandelle –
nounours de Daisy

Richard Vallance

This little haiku has opened up my wounds again on January 4 2019.  I weep again! Notice the teddy bear beside Daisy.

Ce petit haiku me blesse tellement ! Je sanglote de nouveau le 4 janvier 2019 !  Remarquer le nounours de Daisy.


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