Tag Archive: light



winter haiku d’hiver – the silk road = le chemin soyeux

the silk road
wends towards the orient
in frosty light 

the silk road 620

le chemin soyeux
s’en va vers l’orient –
lumière glacée

Richard Vallance

The Silk Road was the long distance route silk and fine textile traders followed from Italy and Europe to China from the 14th. century onward.

Le Chemin soyeux était la route à longue distance que les marchands suivaient à partir du quatorzième siècle de l’Italie et de l’Europe jusqu’à la Chine.


autumn haiku d’automne – chiaroscuro = clair-obscur 

chiaroscuro
light alights on fallen leaves
à la Monet

fallen leaves a la monet 620

clair-obscur –
feuilles mortes illuminées
à la Monet

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


senryu – your birthday in Japanese kanji, for Rita Roberts = ton anniversaire en kanji japonais, pour Rita Roberts

shadows and light play
on your silken white hair 
by candlelight

Rita Robertrs your birthday in Japanese 620

ombres et lumière
glissent sur tes cheveux blancs
sous la chandelle

Richard Vallance

The day kanji for the 10th. = light and the 10th. Month = shadows

Le kanji du dixième jour du mois, c’est la lumière, et celui pour le dixième mois, c’est le mot, ombres.  


autumn haiku d’automne = what spooky light = quelle lumière sinistre

what spooky light
falls by the harvest moon 
on our pumpkin patch?

pumpkins in the moonlight 620

quelle lumière sinistre
de la lune des moissons brille
sur nos citrouilles ?

Richard Vallance


senryu – man in his mirror = l’homme dans le miroir

man in the mirror
the image of himself
longing for light

image in the mirror 620

l’homme dans le miroir
l’image de lui-même
qui cherche la lumière

Richard Vallance



summer haiku d’été – willo-o’-the-wisp = feu follet

jack-o-lantern
or your willo-o’-the-wisp –
imagined candle?

will_o__the_wisp jack-o-lantern 620

ton feu follet
ou citrouille d’Halloween –
chandelle imaginée ?

Richard Vallance


Japanese summer haiku d’été – hitodama = willo-o’-the-wisp = feu follet

hitodama
willo-o’-the-wisp –
the human soul

Will-o'-the-wisp_of_Russia 620

hitodama
le feu follet –
l’âme humaine

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the Milky Way = la voie lactée

sprinkled on our tent
the Milky Way masked
by eerie green light

milky way 620

la voie lactée
masquée par la lumière verte
de notre tente

Richard Vallance 


winter haiku d’hiver – shifting snow drifts = congères mouvantes

shifting snow drifts
around a run-down barn – 
light drifts through cracks 

run-down barn 620

congères mouvantes
autour d’une grange délabrée – 
fentes illuminées

Richard Vallance

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