Tag Archive: cat


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


Happy Birthday, Silhouette, my sweet Tuxedo cat, age 2, July 29 2019!













summer haiku – a ginger cat = un chat roux


summer haiku – a ginger cat = un chat roux

a ginger cat
scouts a blue butterfly –
entente cordiale




un chat roux
guette un papillon bleu –
entente cordiale

Richard Vallance
 

spring haiku – HRH Argentée = SAR Argentée


spring haiku – HRH Argentée = SAR Argentée

HRH Argentée
on her forest path  –
queen of trilliums




SAR Argentée
sur son sentier forestier  –
la reine des trilles

Richard Vallance

HRH Argentée, my gorgeous Maine Coon mix, died on March 14 2019, just one month short of her 16th. birthday. She walked on a leash all over Ottawa and the Gatineaux Hills some 1,200 times in her life. Her ashes box is inscribed, Libre Esprit (Free Spirit). I miss her terribly!

SAR Argentée, ma Maine Coon mixte super belle, est morte le 14 mars 2019, seulement un mois avant son 16ìeme anniversaire. Elle marchait au moins 1.200 fois à la laisse pendant se vie à Ottawa et parmi les Collines du Gatineax. Sa boîte funéraire est inscrite, Libre Esprit. Elle me manque tellement. 


senryu – cat and mouse! my kitty = mon chat

my kitty

chasing my mouse

pointer

 

 

mon chat

qui chasse sur l’écran

le pointeur de souis

Richard Vallance

 

variant, inspired by the funny senryu by David Batta:

fruit fly –

afraid of my mouse

pointer


summer haiku d’été – my Tuxedo cat = mon chat Tuxedo

my Tuxedo cat,
fur fluttering in the wind –
easy breezy boy

Tuxedo colours

mon chat Tuxedo,
son poil flottant au vent –
garçon débonnaire

Richard Vallance


senryu – I’m a black kitten = moi, chaton noir

I’m a black kitten
with pretty blue eyes –
I’m not a toy!

blue eyed black kitten

moi, chaton noir
aux beaux yeux bleus –
moi, pas un jouet !

Richard Vallance


senryu – my chubby cat = mon chat joufflu

my chubby cat,
his ass in my face – 
fed up with the rain!

fat cat on a leash

mon chat joufflu,
son cul vers mon visage –
tanné de la pluie !

Richard Vallance


senryu – heart to heart = parler à coeur ouvert

a heart to heart
with my tuxedo cat
spaces her out!

heart freaked out Tuxedo Cat

parler à coeur ouvert
avec ma chatte tuxedo
la laisse flippée !

Richard Vallance


haiku d’été – the crescent moon = le croissant de lune

the crescent moon
in the great-horned owl’s eyes
mirrored in the cat’s

gray-horned owl 620

le croissant de lune
aux yeux de l’hibou grand duc
aux yeux du chat

Richard Vallance


haiku d’été – blue-eyed tuxedo = tuxedo, yeux bleus

my blue-eyed cat
in his spiffy tuxedo –
bluebird soprano


tuxedobluebird 620

mon chat aux yeux bleus
qui porte son smoking si chic –
l’oiseau bleu soprano

Richard Vallance

senryu – with you = avec toi


senryu – with you = avec toi

I’m always with you,
kitty, you’re always with me...
cuddling forever!

with you senryu

ma belle chatte,
nous sommes toujours ensemble, 
... caressons-nous !

Richard Vallance

senryu – Fleur-de-Lys


senryu – Fleur-de-Lys

Fleur-de-Lys
seraphim incarnate
in transit

Fleur-de-Lys 620

Fleur-de-Lys
séraphim incarné
en transit

Richard Vallance

senryu – my = ma crème brûlée


senryu – my = ma crème brûlée 

excuuuse me!
I’m nibbling my crème brûlée  –
so bugger off!

creme brule 620

excuuuusez-moi 
mais je mange ma crème brûlée  –
alors fous le camp !

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – my fair fleur-de-lys = toi, ma fleur-de-lys

my fair fleur-de-lys
nestled in my garden –
my wee kitty 

Fleur_de_lys 620

toi, ma fleur-de-lys
nichée dans mon jardin –
toi, ma petite chatte 

Richard Vallance

I have just changed the name of my kitty from Petunia to Fleur-de-Lys, because the flower is so lovely, and the name so sonorous.

Je viens de changer le nom de ma chatte de Petunia à Fleur-de-Lys, parce que la fleur est si belle, et le nom si sonore.


senryu – of all the cats = de tous les chats

of all the cats,
tuxedo baby face –
why, that’s you!

baby face 620

de tous les chats,
chatte tuxedo, visage d’enfant – 
eh bien, c’est toi !
 
Richard Vallance

In this photo, my little Tuxedo cat, Petunia, looks like a baby!
Dans cette photo, ma petite chatte Tuxedo, Petunia, a l’air d’un bébé !
 

senryu – my tuxedo cat = mon chat tuxedo


senryu – my tuxedo cat = mon chat tuxedo

my tuxedo cat
is off to the prom –
what a spiffy dude!

my tuxedo cat 620

mon chat tuxedo *
s’en va au bal de promo –
quel mec épatant !

Richard Vallance

* Je retiens l’expression chat tuxedo, car c’est le nom officiel de cette espèce de chats.  

funny senryu rigolo – to his kitty will = à son testament

to his feline will
the kitty appends – 
extend the claws

extend the claws 620

à son testament
le chat ajoute – 
griffone les griffes

Richard Vallance


hilarious senryu rigolo ! – flopped on my back = plat sur mon dos

flopped on my back
a loopdy kitty doop ...
I think I’m pooped 

flopped on my back 620

plat sur mon dos
chat, comment ça se fait ? ...
que je suis crevé !

Richard Vallance

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