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autumn haiku  – autumn prank = farce d'automne = scherzo d'autunno




autumn prank
I'm wearing two sweaters!
shiver me' timbers

farce d'automne 
je porte deux chandails !
mais je frissone

scherzo d'autunno
indosso due maglioni!
tremo ancora
Richard Vallance

winter haiku d'hiver – there in the snow = là dans la neige 

there in the snow
the wolf stares me down
his eyes the cold moon 




là dans la neige 
le loup son regard fixe
ses yeux la lune froide

Richard Vallance  


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



winter haiku d'hiver – the icy moon = la lune glacée




the icy moon
haunted castle hallways...
frosty ghosts

la lune glacée
couloirs hantés du château ... 
fantômes glacials

la luna fredda
castello infestato
dai fantasmi

Richard Vallance


 

spring haiku de printemps – in the cold fog = dans le brouillard froid

who is rowing
in the cold fog?
a revenant? 




qui rame
dans le brouillard froid ?
un revenant ?

Richard Vallance

painting by Anne Packard


autumn haiku d’autumn - cold rain = la pluie froide

cold rain
splattered on the window - 
our cosy hearth




la fenêtre
éclaboussée de pluie froide -
le foyer chaud

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – under the quilt =  sous l’édredon

under the quilt 
my bones ache –
frosty night

night William Peter Watson Asleep under a patchwork quilt 620

sous l’édredon
mes os me font souffrir –
la nuit trop froide

Richard Vallance

adapted from a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784) 
une adaptation d’un haiku de Yosa Buson ( 1716-1784 ) 


early spring haiku du début de printemps – you poor creaking trees! = les pauvres arbres !

you poor creaking trees!
the wind moaning and groaning –
you call this spring?

you call this spring 620

les pauvres arbres !
le vent ne cesse de gémir –
ça c’est le printemps ?

Richard Vallance 

Although it is April 4, it is only going to be 2 celsius today, with a low of – 10 tonight! Proof positive. Just look at this photo of the woods behind my house.

Bien que ce soit le 4 avril, la température aujourd’hui sera seulement 2 celsius et elle va tomber jusqu’à 10 cette nuit ! Veux-tu la preuve ? Regarder donc la photo du bois en arrière de ma maison.


early spring haiku du début de printemps – no robins in sight = rouges-gorges absents

no robins in sight,
waxing colder and colder!
no rhyme or reason

no robins 620

rouges-gorges absents,
froid et encore plus froid !
sans rime ni raison

Richard Vallance 

Although it is April 4, it is only going to be 2 celsius today, with a low of – 10 tonight! Proof positive. Just look at this photo of my front yard.

Bien que ce soit le 4 avril, la température aujourd’hui sera seulement 2 celsius et elle va tomber jusqu’à 10 cette nuit ! Veux-tu la preuve ? Regarder donc la photo de la cour devant ma maison.


spring haiku de printemps – a blustery day = un jour venteux

a blustery day
early in April –
my dog in his tuque

my dog in a tuque 620

un jour venteux
au début d’avril –  
mon chien porte sa tuque

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – pines on the bluff = pins sur la falaise

pines on the bluff
on a washed out day–
their needles wraiths

pines on the bluff

pins sur la falaise,
un jour nébuleux –
aiguilles fantômes

Richard Vallance  


winter haiku d’hiver – the silk road = le chemin soyeux

the silk road
wends towards the orient
in frosty light 

the silk road 620

le chemin soyeux
s’en va vers l’orient –
lumière glacée

Richard Vallance

The Silk Road was the long distance route silk and fine textile traders followed from Italy and Europe to China from the 14th. century onward.

Le Chemin soyeux était la route à longue distance que les marchands suivaient à partir du quatorzième siècle de l’Italie et de l’Europe jusqu’à la Chine.


winter haiku d’hiver – wind chimes tinkling = carillons qui tintent

wind chimes tinkling
in headlong gusts –
my chattering teeth

wind chimes winter 620

carillons qui tintent
dans les rafales violentes –
mes dents qui claquent

Richard Vallance


spring haiku - haiku de printemps – mud puddle in rain = flaque dans la pluie

mud puddle in rain
tickling my bare feet –
so what it’s cold?

mud puddle 620

flaque dans la pluie
qui chatouille mes pieds nus –
elle est froide... ça va ! 

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – Gliese 581d


winter haiku d’hiver – Gliese 581d 

Gliese 581d,
her three moons hover over 
frosty mountains

gliese_581d_by_darink 620

Gliese 581d,
ses trois lunes survolent
les montagnes gelées    

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – in this clammy mist = dans la brume moite

in this clammy mist
the haunted lighthouse–
the foghorn mourns

haunted lighthouse 620

dans cette brume moite
le phare est hanté –
la corne de brume pleure

Richard Vallance


funny winter haiku d’ hiver rigolo – she’s a blowin’ hard! = l’orage est si fort !

she’s a blowin’ hard!
well, shiver me’ timbers!
me’ arse is froze off!

shiver me timbers 620

l’orage est si fort !
le navire bascule !
mon cul est gelé !

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – Vivaldi! 

Vivaldi!
skaters skating past the tree
frosty as they are

Vivaldi winter 620

Vivaldi !
patineurs près de l’arbre
aussi glacé qu’eux   

Richard Vallance 


winter haiku d’hiver – freezing my arse off = mon cul tout gelé
   
freezing my arse off – 
spring’s around the corner...
it’s too f***ing cold

arse haiku

mon cul tout gelé,
le printemps est presque là...
quel froid foutu !

Richard Vallance 


winter haiku d’hiver – raging snowstorm = tempête de neige

raging snowstorm
lashing at my window –
I shiver inside!

snowstorm lashing my window 620

tempête de neige,
rafales à ma fenêtre – 
je frissonne chez moi !

Richard Vallance

haiku © by Richard Vallance Janke 2019 (All Rights Reserved = Tous droits réservés)

video clip © by Régis Auffray 2019

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