Tag Archive: cold


winter haiku d’hiver – Gliese 581d


winter haiku d’hiver – Gliese 581d 

Gliese 581d,
her three moons hover over 
frosty mountains

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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


winter haiku d’hiver – an eagle perched = un aigle perché

an eagle perched
on a leafless bough
musing on the cold

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un aigle perché
sur une branche effeuillée
qui rêve du froid

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – alone with her cat =  seule avec son chat

alone with her cat
in the shivering shadows
she spies a wolf

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seule avec son chat
dans la pénombre froide
elle y voit un loup

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver by Regis Auffray – a sudden cold snap, translated into French by Richard Vallance 

a sudden cold snap
ice floes form on the river –
my poor daffodils 

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vague de froid soudaine
glaces flottantes sur le fleuve –
mes pauvres jonquilles

Regis Auffray


... wonderful winter haiku by Regis Auffray translated into French by Richard Vallance

... merveilleux haiku d’hiver par Regis Auffray, traduit en anglais par Richard Vallance 


winter haiku d’hiver –lavender river = fleuve de lavande

lavender river
drifting through misty hills
in the icy gloom

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fleuve de lavande
suivant les collines brumeuses
dans le noir glacial

Richard Vallance

This haiku is based on the composite of two photos taken by Regis Auffray in January 2019 of the river flowing past his house in the Fraser Valley.  The scene is set in British Columbia.

Cet haiku est basé sur le composite de deux photos prises par Regis Auffray en janvier 2019 du fleuve qui s’écoule au delà de sa maison dans la Vallée Fraser.  Le paysage se déroule en Colombie-Britannique.


autumn haiku d’automne – a woodcock = une bécasse

a woodcock
in the underbrush
sprinkled by cold rain

woodcock in the underbrush haiku 620

une bécasse
dans le sous-bois froid,
mouillée de pluie 

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – a snow hare = le lièvre de neiges

a snow hare
bounds over the tundra
by an icy moon

snow har tundra

le lièvre de neiges
bondit sur la toundra
sous la lune glacée

Richard Vallance 


winter haiku d’hiver – a frigid sunset = au couchant froid 

a frigid sunset,
an old hag trudges
to her thatched hut

winter sunset

au couchant trop froid,
une vieille peau se traine
à sa chaumière

Richard Vallance

This painting dates from  the 1890s, but I do not know who the artist is.

Cette peinture date des années 1890, mais je ne connais pas l’artiste.


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

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

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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.



The Stone is Cast

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The Stone is Cast

John 8:7

So since they kept on and on nagging him, he answered them, and said,Let the one among you who is sinless be the first to cast a stone at her.”

As stones are cast against the inner walls,
the lessee of the castle wracks his brains,
while wicked winter rails against its halls
and shakes the filings off his dungeon’s chains
where he’s incarcerated serfs at whim,
because they’d dared defy his iron will:
his fingers drew the rusty bolt on him
as well as them, and held him, freezing, still, 
until he fled that vile, ensanguined room, 
their blasted thane — unconscious of his sin,
though conscious of what cold impending doom
was, as winter is, to do him in.
     Oh when it does, its frozen blast shall blind
     him to the shattered mortar of his mind.

Richard Vallance,

January 3, 2017       
  
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