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summer haiku d’été - a tree frog = une rainette

a tree frog
serenading the night -
the moon’s applause

tree frog 620

une rainette,
sa sérénade à la nuit -
la lune applaudit

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – under the quilt =  sous l’édredon

under the quilt 
my bones ache –
frosty night

night William Peter Watson Asleep under a patchwork quilt 620

sous l’édredon
mes os me font souffrir –
la nuit trop froide

Richard Vallance

adapted from a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784) 
une adaptation d’un haiku de Yosa Buson ( 1716-1784 ) 


summer haiku d’été – koi carp drifting = carpes à la dérive 

koi carp drifting
in unison downstream
in the blue moonlight

koi carp in unison 620

carpes à la dérive
en aval à l’unisson 
au clair de lune bleue

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – seagulls circle = les mouettes entourent 

seagulls circle
the forlorn lighthouse all night –
tides lapping mists

lighthouse and seagulls 620

les mouettes entourent
le phare délabré la nuit –
les marées brumeuses

Richard Vallance


funny haiku by yours truly! haiku humoristique par devine qui !

you old fart!
prostate = hot-air balloon ...
you’ll pee all night!

old man peeing

quel vieux schnock !
prostate = montgolfière ...
tu pisses toute la nuit !

Richard Vallance 


senryu – Chopin’s Nocturnes = Nocturnes de Chopin


senryu – Chopin’s Nocturnes = Nocturnes de Chopin

Chopin’s Nocturnes
serenading the night –
pianissimo

pianissimo 620

Nocturnes de Chopin
sérénades à la nuit  –
pianissimo

Richard Vallance


This senryu is dedicated to Willem Tensen for his great love of music.

Ce senryu est dévoué à Willem Tensen, grâce à sa passion pour la musique.

senryu – a glaring of cats = les yeux lumineux


senryu - a glaring of cats = les yeux lumineux

a glaring of cats
whose night reflects their eyes -
curious yellow

glaring of cats by night 620

la nuit illumine
les yeux lumineux des chats -
jaunes curieux

Richard Vallance  

A group of cats is called either a clowder or a glaring in English.


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


summer haiku d’été – clearing the sweat lodge = la suerie ouverte

clearing the sweat lodge,
we cool off by the stars – 
so many fireflies

seeat lodge fireflies haiku 620

la suerie ouverte,
l’on se rafraîchit la nuit  –
tant de lucioles
 
Richard Vallance


This marvellous event actually took place in 2004. I was in a sweat lodge with several others at Maniwaki, Quebec, and when we emerged from the stifling heat were amazed to see thousands of fireflies outside.

En 2004, j’ai subi cette experience sublime quand je suis sorti de la suerie avec plusieurs autres à Maniwaki, au Québec. Libérés de la chaleur accablante, nous étions étonnés de voir des milliers de lucioles en dehors. 


summer haiku d’été – on a humid night = la nuit humide

on a muggy night
barn howls in our barn
hoot at the moon

barn owls haiku 620

la nuit humide,
les chouettes effraies
hululent à la lune

Richard Vallance
  

winter haiku d’hiver – he’s frozen sitff your bones = il a congêlé vos os

in the dead of night
he’s frozen stiff your bones,
the wendigo

wndigo frozen your bones haiku

au coeur de la nuit
il a congêlé vos os,
le wendigo

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – chickadee huddled = mésange à tête noire

chickadee huddled
in a frozen pine ...
she longs for morning

chickadee huddled in a frozen pine620

mésange à tête noire
blottie dans un pin glacé ...
elle cherche le matin

Richard Vallance 

... Not that that would do much good, but at least she hopes against all hope.
... En dépit de la situation triste, elle espère contre tout espoir. 


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a Ottawa summer in the city

And here are some lovely photos of our marvelous, very liveable city, which some call the Geneva of Canada.

b Ottawa Canada's capital aerial view downtown

c Ottawa Canada's capital city by night

d Ottawa Canada's capital city Rideau Canal and Congress Centre

f Ottawa Parliament buildings
e Ottawa Canada's capital city Rideau Canal
g 7 day forecast early sept 2016

h Ottawa Google Maps

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