Tag Archive: haiku


summer haiku d’été – orcas = orques


summer haiku d’été – orcas = orques

orcas dying off
in yet another straight  –
we’ve done it again!

orcas 620

les orques meurent
dans un autre détroit –
nous, les meurtriers !

Richard Vallance

The orcas, of which only 74 are left in the wild, are facing extinction. We have only to blame ourselves for this horrific mess.  Once again, we humans, being as destructive as we so often are, are killing off one species after another, including elephants, rhinoceres, wolverines and polar bears, to name but a few.

Les orques, dont seulement 74 existent encore à l’état sauvage, sont menacés d’extinction. Cette situation grave est sans doute de notre faute. Encore une fois, nous autres, les humains destructifs, tuent tant d’espèces, y inclus les éléphants, les rhinocéros, les carcajous et les ours polaires, parmi autant d’autres.



summer haiku d’été - jinmeyō = tiger = tigre

jinmeyō 
tiger on a print -
see if he cares

tiger jnmeyo haiku 620

jinmeyō 
tigre sur une gravure -
il s’en tape

Richard Vallance


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 - Knossos by the sea = Knossos au bord de la mer in Linear B, ancient Greek, English and French

haiku-konoso-para-tarasa-anemoiyereya-f

Konoso
para tarasa
anemoiereya 

Knwsso/j
para_ qa&ssash]
a21nemou i'e/ria

Knossos 
by the sea
Priestess of the winds

Knossos
au bord de la mer
prêtresse des vents

Richard Vallance



senryu – blue tile mosaic = mosaique de tuiles

blue tile mosaic,
Christians and Muslims
slaughtered... what fun! 

porto portugal train station freco christians and muslims 620

mosaïque de tuiles,
chrétiens et musulmans
massacrés... Quelle joie !

Richard Vallance

This stunning mosaic is in the train station in Porto, Portugal.

Cette mosaïque étonnante se trouve dans la gare de Porto, au Portugal.


winter haiku d’hiver – Humboldt crash

Humboldt crash
a truck T-bones a bus  –
massive carnage

humboldt crash haiku 620

crash de Humboldt
autobus tout écrasé –
carnage massif

Richard Vallance

This horrific crash between a large truck speeding at 100 kmh. and a bus took place on April 6 2018. 16 people were killed and 13 severely injured, mostly young adult hockey players, But since this mortal accident happened on Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Highway 35, it was still technically winter.

Ce crash affreux entre un grand camion en excès de vitesse à 100 kilomètres à l’heure et un autobus a eu lieu le 6 avril, 2018. 16 sont morts et 13 gravement blessés, dont la plupart ont été de jeunes joueurs de hockey. Puisque cet accident mortel a eu lieu sur l’autoroute 35 de Saskatchewan, c’était encore l’hiver.


							

winter haiku d’hiver -the  silver moon = la lune d’argent

the silver moon
on silver snow -
a silver wolf

silver moon haiku 620

la lune d’argent
sur la neige argentée -
un loup argenté

Richard Vallance




							

autumn haiku d’automne – Edvard Munch – scream murder = hurler le meurtre

scream bloody murder
on the charcoal bridge! 
are you insane? 

edvard munch the scream haiku 620

hurler le meurtre
sur le pont gris foncé !
toi, es-tu fou ?

Richard Vallance

illustration, painting, The Scream (1893), by Edvard Munch (1863-1944)

illustration, peinture, Le Cri ( 1893 ) d’Edvard Munch ( 1863-1944 )

  

haiku d’automne – quaffing wine = dégustons le vin

quaffing wine
in our wine cellar  –
pouring outside

quaffing wine 620

dégustons le vin
dans la cave à vin –
averses dehors

Richard Vallance


senryu – truth or dare = action ou vérité 

the vampire
dares you, let me in...
if you dare!

let me in

défi du vampire 
laissez-moi entrer ...
si vous l’osez !

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – in the twilight = dans le crépuscule 

in the twilight 
someone slogging through snow –
rusty sun

rusty sun haiku

dans le crépuscule 
un quidam à pas lourd –
soleil rouillé

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – caterpillar = chenille

wiggly squiggly
caterpillar 
fuzzy wuzzy

caterpllar haiku 620

qu’elle se tortille, 
la chenille ondulée – 
qu’elle est crépue !

Richard Vallance

... And fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, and a caterpillar too!
... Malheureusement ça ne marche pas en français.



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



summer haiku d’ été –  a spotted frog = une grenouille maculée

a spotted frog
on a lotus blossom – 
his perfumed world

spotted frog haiku 620

sur une fleur de lotus
une grenouille maculée –
son monde parfumé

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – melting snow = la neige fondue

melting snow
into yellow slush
you naughty dog

doing peeing haiku

la neige fondue
en gadoue jaune
toi, chien méchant

Richard Vallance

spring haiku de printemps ice floes = les blocs de neige

ice floes
drifting downstream -
snowdrops blossom

ice floes haiku 620

les blocs de glace
qui dérivent en aval -
les perce-neiges fleurissent

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été - the kingfisher = le martin-pêcheur

the kingfisher
spreads a buoyant wing -
what fish?

kingfisher haiku 620

le martin-pêcheur
étale son aile allègre -
quel poisson  ?

Richard Vallance

Your fine text and lovely framed photo ornamenting this haiku all buoy me!
La belle photo, ton texte et le cadre qui l'orne me rendent très allègre!

Louis-Dominique Genest


 


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

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

candlelight vigil haiku 620

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.



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winter haiku d’hiver – my Maine Coon = ma Maine Coon

my Maine Coon
in her box this winter’s day – 
sleepy pie

my maine coon in a box haiku 620

ma Maine Coon
dans sa boîte ce jour d’hiver  – 
elle fait dodo

Richard Vallance

My Maine Coon, Argentée (Silvery in English), is the same age, 15, as my tortoiseshell, Daisy, who just died on December 28 2018.

Ma Maine Coon,  Argentée (Silvery en anglais) a 15 ans, le même âge que ma chatte écaille de tortue, qui vient de mourir le 28 décembre 2018.

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