Tag Archive: flying



summer haiku d’été – the kite soars over = le milan survole

the kite soars over
wave over ocean wave 
pursuing our kites

kite bird and kites 620

le milan survole
les vagues déferlantes
et chasse nos cerfs-volants

Richard Vallance

The kite is a bird of prey. This is a play-on-words in English. Le milan est un oiseau de proie.


summer haiku d’été – goldfish in flight = poisson rouge qui plane

Richard Vallance

goldfish in flight
over my own garden pond –
I mirror myself

flying goldfish 620

poisson rouge qui plane 
sur son étang du jardin –
y miroité

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

winter haiku – a penguin = un pingouin


winter haiku – a penguin = un pingouin

a penguin
on an ice floe dreams –
fly away with me!

penguin on an ice floe

un pingouin 
sun une banquise rêve – 
nous nous envolons !

Richard Vallance

Get it? Tu piges ?


summer haiku d’été – one ancient cedar = un cèdre si vieux

one ancient cedar
clinging to the cliff face –
I eagle soar

cedar on a cliff 620

un cèdre si vieux
qui s’agrippe à la falaise –
aigle moi je plane

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – aureate sunset = coucher du soleil

aureate sunset
in the folds of clouds
where geese drift by

Tom Thomson Round Lake, Mud Bay - fall 1915 fold in the ksy 620

coucher du soleil
parmi les plis des nuages
où les oies s’éloignent

Richard Vallance

painting, Round Lake, Mud Bay, fall 1915, by Tom Thomson (1877-1917)

peinture, Round Lake, Mud Bay, automne 1915, par Tom Thomson
( 1877-1917 ) 


summer haiku d?été – wild canaries = canaris sauvages

wild canaries
flitting through the meadow – 
wilder miracles!

wild canaries haiku 620

canaris sauvages
qui voltigent dans le pré – 
miracles mignons !

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – full moon on the lake = pleine lune sur le lac

full moon on the lake 
where loons have flown by –
shimmering ghosts

full moon on the lake

pleine lune sur le lac,
les huards disparus –
fantômes miroités

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 

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


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 !   


summer haiku d’été – loons will fly = les huards survolent

loons will fly
wherever they list
over squally lakes

loons will fly over squally lakes 620 

les huards survolent
toujours à leur gré
les lacs venteux

Richard Vallance

summer haiku d’été – a blue jay = un geai bleu


summer haiku d’été – a blue jay = un geai bleu

a blue jay flutters
from its wicker cage
to fresher air

blue jay haiku 620

un geai bleu voltige
da sa cage d’osier
à l’air plus frais

Richard Vallance
  

spring haiku de printemps – ravens = corbeaux


spring haiku de printemps – ravens = corbeaux

ravens in flight,
ravens on totem poles,
rainforest tricksters 

totem pole620

corbeaux en vol
et sur les mâts totémiques,
filoux forestiers

Richard Vallance

In the Amerindian culture of the Pacific west coast Haida, tricksters are awfully naughty clowns essential to any contact with the sacred. 

Dans la culture amérindienne des Haidas du littoral pacifique, les filoux sont des clowns vilains essentiels dans toute communication avec le monde sacré.  



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

summer haiku – peacock gliding = paon survolant


summer haiku – peacock gliding = paon survolant

peacock gliding
over a lotus blossom –
squealing away

peacock lotus haiku

paon survolant
une fleur de lotus –
son cri perçant

Richard Vallance



haiku d’été − Canadian spirit voices = voix des esprits canadiens

listening for
Canadian spirit voices −
loons in flight

loons in flight haiku

à l’écoute des voix
des esprits canadiens −
huards en vol

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été = bald eagle – aigle d’Amérique

bald eagle canyon

bald eagle
soaring over the canyon −
thunder clap

aigle d’Amérique
survolant le canyon −
coup de tonnerre

Richard Vallance

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