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summer haiku d’été – still on her leash = toujours à la laisse

still on her leash,
my Maine Coon’s ghost hovers here – 
leaves whisper her name

Argentee still on her leash 620

toujours à la laisse,
le fantôme da ma Maine Coon  –
paroles des feuilles

Richard Vallance

I miss Argentée terribly. She passed away on March 14 2019. I often cry when I think of her.

Argentée me manque tellement. Elle est morte le l4 mars 2019. Je pleure souvent quand je pense à elle.


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


autumn haiku d’automne – crows brush the moon = corbeaux et la lune

as leaves scurry off
crows brush by the moon  –
an owl hoots who?

fujiyama owl crows 620

corbeaux et la lune...
que le vent balaie les feuilles !
un hibou hulule

Richard Vallance


late autumn haiku de la fin de l’automne – November spreads = novembre disperse

November dashes 
trees with cascading showers –
leaves shorn to shreds

Prune sur paravent par Kano Sanraku 620

novembre disperse
les averses en chute rapide  –
feuilles déchiquetées

Richard Vallance


eternal spring haiku du printemps éternel – I peer through leaves = à travers les feuilles

I peer through leaves
and who am I thrilled to see? –
why you, my dear serf

à travers les feuilles
qui est-ce que je vois? –
toi, mon cher serf

I peer through the leaves 620

Richard Vallance

in memory of my beloved Maine Coon chat, Argentée
à la mémoire de ma Maine Coon chérie, Argentée 


spring haiku de printemps – all our daffodils = toutes nos jonquilles

all our daffodils
hemmed in by rotten leaves
blossom sans souci *

daffodils and dead leaves 620

toutes nos jonquilles
entourées de feuilles mortes
fleurissent sans souci

Richard Vallance

* Although a French expression, sans souci is also English, and means “carefree”

* Bien qu’elle soit une expression française, sans souci l’est aussi en anglais et signifie « carefree » . 

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – russet maple leaves = feuilles d’érable

russet maple leaves
scattering sunlight –
gossamer veils

russet maple leaves 620

feuilles d’érable
rouges qui dispersent le soleil –
voiles transparents

Richard Vallance 


autumn haiku d’automne – the street cleaners = les balayeurs

the street cleaners
sweeping up fallen leaves
splash us with mud

street cleaners leaves 620

les balayeurs
balayent les feuilles tombées –
ils nous éclaboussent

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – never mind the rain = peu importe la pluie

never mind the rain
falling on us, fallen leaves –
cherish our colours

rain on maple leaves autumn 620

peu importe la pluie
sur nous, les feuilles tombées –
chéris nos couleurs 

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku (Tom Thomson, 1877-1917, Autumn’s Garland, 1915) -  aureate leaves = feuilles dorées

aureate leaves
sweeping a rock face,
autumn’s garland

autumn autumns garland tom thomson 620

feuilles dorées
sur une paroi rocheuse,
guirelande d’automne

Richard Vallance 

This is the first of many haiku I shall be composing based on the magnificent paintings of the most famous of the illustrious Canadian Group of Seven painters of the early twentieth century, Tom Thomson (1877-1917). Tom Thomson disappeared on Canoe Lake on July 8, 1917. He was presumed drowned.

Cet haiku est le tout premier de plusieurs que je vais écrire, qui sont tous basés sur les peintures magnifiques du peintre Tom Thomson ( 1877 – 1917 ), le plus renommé de tous le peintres illustres du Groupe des Sept canadien au début du vingtième siècle. Tom Thomson a disparu au Lac Canoe le 8 juillet, 1917. Il est présumé mort. 


autumn haiku d’automne - fallen maple leaves = feuilles d’érable

fallen maple leaves 
on a pile of soaking logs
where a field mouse hides

fallen maple leaves haiku 620

feuilles d’érable
sur une pile de bois mouillé,
cachette d’une souris

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the buddhist monk = le moine bouddhiste

the buddhist monk
roaming the greenwood mountains
is the forest

buddhist monk forest

le moine bouddhiste
qui erre dans les montagnes vertes
est la forêt

Richard Vallance

autumn haiku, rain = haikus d’automne, la pluie


autumn haiku, rain = haikus d’automne, la pluie 

leaves rustling620

a beautiful contribution having nothing to do with Linear B = ma belle contribution qui n’a rien à faire avec le Linéaire B.

leaves rustling
on our cabin’s windowsills
while dreaming of them ...

froissement de feuilles
sur les rebords des fenêtres
l’on y rêve ... 

rainfall drumming
on our cabin’s windowsills
sweeping leaves off ...

averses frappant
les rebords des fenêtres
balayant les feuilles ...

© by Richard Vallance Janke 2018 (All Rights Reserved = Tous droits réservés)

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