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summer haiku – poor frangipani = pauvre fleur


summer haiku – poor frangipani = pauvre fleur

poor frangipani
set on concrete –
our fading memories




pauvre fleur
de frangipanier –
nos mémoires fanées

Richard Vallance

photo © by Igorina Darsa

summer haiku – the red, red rose = la rose si rouge


summer haiku – the red, red rose = la rose si rouge

the red, red rose
I cup in your hands  –
the blush on your cheeks




la rose si rouge
que je mets dans tes mains –
tes joues roses

Richard Vallance


summer haiku – are you flowers = êtes-vous des fleurs

are these flowers
or an alien face?
see with your own eyes 




êtes-vous des fleurs
ou un visage extraterrestre ?
vois avec tes yeux
 
Richard Vallance


summer haiga d’été – floral decoupage =  découpage de fleurs

floral decoupage
my mother’s last –
mixed emotions




découpage de fleurs
l’ultime de ma mère –
je suis en émoi

Richard Vallance

I now have this lovely decoupage in my hallway, the last my mother, Agnes Vallance Janke, ever made in 1995 before she passed away on August 18, 1997.  


summer haiku d’été – yellow hibiscus = hibiscus jaune

yellow hibiscus
by the lanai –
sunlit dew




hibiscus jaune
près de la véranda –
rosée au soleil

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the hummingbird = le colibri

the hummingbird
fans her iridescent wings –
her flowers nod, yes!

the hummingbird 620

le colibri
déploie ses ailes irisées –
ses fleurs répondent, oui !

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – when spring isn’t spring = printemps oui ou non ?

when spring isn’t spring
and flowers won’t blossom
why all this rain?

why all this rain 620


printemps oui ou non ?
les fleurs ne fleurissent pas –
pourquoi tant de pluie ?

Richard Vallance

spring haiku de printemps – Notre Dame


spring haiku de printemps – Notre Dame 

Notre Dame –
her rosette a mass of flames...
her flowers in globs

Notre Dame rosette on fire 620

Notre Dame –
sa rosace flambée ...
ses fleurs en gouttes

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – Notre Dame 

Notre Dame –
her spire crumbles in flames...
Paris blossoms

Notre Dame spire fire 620

Notre Dame –
sa flèche tombe en flammes ...
Paris fleurit

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – dandelion seeds = graines de pissenlit

dandelion seeds
on a silvery pinwheel
the breeze spins away...

dandelion flower seed head 620
 
graines de pissenlit
d’un moulinet argentée
que la brise emporte ...

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the periwinkle = la pervenche cligne

the periwinkle
winks at her leaves – 
my lover’s the sun!

periwinkle 620

la pervenche cligne
de l’oeil à ses feuilles –
soleil, mon amant ! 

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – icebergs drifting = icebergs à la dérive

icebergs drifting
down iceberg alley –
daisies wave at them

icebergs 620

icebergs à la dérive
dans l’allée des icebergs –
tant de marguerites

Richard Vallance


							

spring haiku de printemps – Petunia


spring haiku de printemps – Petunia

Petunia,
my kitty, petunia  –
pretty wee posey!

Petunia 620

Petunia,
ma chatte, pétunia  –
quelle belle fleur ! 

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver - crystal florets = fleurs de cristal

crystal florets 
glazed on the panes -
frozen in time

crystal flowers 620

fleurs de cristal
glacées dans la vitrine - 
gelées par le temps 

Richard Vallance


senryu – bonzai blossoms = fleurs de bonsai


senryu – bonzai blossoms = fleurs de bonsai

bonzai blossoms
in a black room –
sisters of light

bonzai senryu 620

fleurs de bonsai
dans une salle noire –
soeurs illuminées

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – spring, I beg you, spring = printemps, je te supplie

spring, I beg you, spring,
I’m sick of the f**king snow!...
step on the gas! 

tulips in the snow 620

printemps, je te supplie,
maudite neige, j’en ai marre ! ...
dépêche-toi !

Richard Vallance



spring haiku d’été – Van Gogh – irises = Van Gogh – iris

all these irises
swaying in the breeze
Van Gogh paints with ease

Vincent van Gogh Irises 1889 620

tous ces iris
qui ondulent dans la brise,
Van Gogh à l’aise

Richard Vallance

Painting, Irises (May, 1889) by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890).

Peinture, les Iris ( mai, 1889 ) par Vincent van Gogh ( 1853-1890 ).


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 

cold snap haiku 620

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 


summer haiku d’été – the lark has lark = l’alouette plane

the lark has a lark
gliding over blue flowers
in his own time

the lark has a lark

l’alouette plane
par-dessus les fleurs bleues
à son tempo

Richard Vallance 

summer haiku d’été – Maine Coon = Maine Coon


summer haiku d’été – Maine Coon = Maine Coon

Maine Coon so chic 
in her flower bed
on her siesta

Maine Coon asleep in a flower bed

Maine Coon si mignonne
dans son lit de fleurs
sur sa sieste

Richard Vallance

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