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senryu – mummy and daddy = maman et papa

senryu – mummy and daddy = maman et papa 

mummy and daddy
wise cats with their kittens –
what divine love!

mummy and daddy with kittens 620

maman et papa
chats sages avec leurs chatons –
quel amour divin !
Richard Vallance

The picture in this senryu is fuzzy because it is a video clip.

L'image de ce senryu est floue parce ce qu'elle est un clip vidéo. 

senryu – here goes the cat = voilà le chat

here goes the cat,
ears as sharp as razors –
we’re deaf as posts! 

here goes the cat 620 

voilà le chat,
les oreilles si perçantes –
nous sommes tous sourds !

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – raging snowstorm = tempête de neige

raging snowstorm
lashing at my window –
I shiver inside!

snowstorm lashing my window 620

tempête de neige,
rafales à ma fenêtre – 
je frissonne chez moi !

Richard Vallance

haiku © by Richard Vallance Janke 2019 (All Rights Reserved = Tous droits réservés)

video clip © by Régis Auffray 2019

senryu – Chopin’s Nocturnes = Nocturnes de Chopin

Chopin’s Nocturnes
serenading the night –

pianissimo 620

Nocturnes de Chopin
sérénades à la nuit  –

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.

summer haiku d’été – a red fox hiding = un renard roux

a red fox hiding
in the underbrush –
what a fluffy tail!

a red fox hiding 620

un renard roux
qui se cache dans le sous-bois –
quelle queue pelucheuse !

Richard Vallance

summer haiku d’été – two Russian sailors = deux matelots russes

two Russian sailors
by the tall ship’s rigging –
one on his laptop

Russian sailors in the rigging 620

deux matelots russes
près du gréement du voilier –
l’un et son portable

Richard Vallance

spring haiku – D-Day has dawned = à l’aube du Jour J

D-Day has dawned  –
the Allies swoop in,
seagulls swoop out

d-day haiku 620

à l’aube du Jour J
les alliés invahissent –
les mouettes s’envolent

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – frozen hinges screech = les gonds gelés

frozen hinges screech 
on our creaky barn’s doors –
my buzzing ears! 

frozen hinges screech 620

les gonds gelés grinçent
sur les portes de la grange –
mes oreilles bourdonnent !

Richard Vallance

senryu – dear professor cat = cher chat professeur

dear professor cat,
whadya reading? – 
E= Mc  2  !

catster professor cat 620

cher chat professeur
qu’ est-ce que tu lis là ? – 
E= Mc  2  !
Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – a scraggly bum = un clochard sale

a scraggly bum
huddled in a sleeping bag – 
stone cold dead

scraggly bum 620

un clochard sale
dans un sac de couchage  – 
raide mort

Richard Vallance

winter haiku – Big Foot frozen = Grand Pied gelé

Big Foot frozen stiff,
hey who’s afraid of you now?
just you wait ’til spring!

big foot haiku

Grand Pied gelé,
hé qui a peur de toi ? 
attends le printemps !

Richard Vallance 

senryu by Régis Auffray – once in a blue moon = trop rarement

once in a blue moon
lovers from another life
resume their journey 

once in a blue moon 620

trop rarement
les amants d’une autre vie
poursuivent leur voyage

Régis Auffray

translated by/ par 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

spring haiku – your dandelion = ton cher pissenlit

your dandelion,
please don’t weed me pretty please,  
I’m your dandy lion ! 

your dandelion 620

ton cher pissenlit,
veux-tu vraiment me sarcler,
ton dandy lion !

Richard Vallance

So many people loathe dandelions, but for one do not! I think they are pretty.

Tant de gens détestent les pissenlets, mais moi, jamais ! Je les trouve jolis.

summer haiku – shooting stars = des étoiles filantes

shooting stars
streak over our campsite –
fireflies our wee stars

shootingstars 620

des étoiles filantes
survolent le site de camping  – 
lucioles nos étoiles

Richard Vallance

spring haiku – la primavera = spring = le printemps

la primavera
graces her Three Graces –
Botticelli’s dream

Botticelli-primavera 620

la primavera
chérit ses trois Grâces  –
Botticelli rêve

Richard Vallance

La Primavera (late 1470s – early 1480s) is one of the masterpieces of the great painter, Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510).

La Primavera ( peinture datée entre la fin des années 1470 et le début des années 1480 ) est un chef d’oeuvre du grand peintre, Sandro Botticelli ( 1445-1510 ).

summer haiku – Winnie-the-Pooh

what? you’ve burst the beehive!
honey for you, honey!

Winnie-the-Pooh beehive 620

comment ? tu casses la ruche!
cher ours, miel pour toi ! 

Richard Vallance

cartoon © by Walt Disney (All Rights Reserved = Tous droits réservés)

haiku © by Richard Vallance Janke 2019

winter haiku – all our lakes frozen = tous nos lacs gelés

our lakes all icebound
all our loons too far away –
pray they may return

frozen lakes haiku 620

tous nos lacs gelés
tous nos huards trop lointains –
priez qu’ils reviennent

Richard Vallance

We have reached 300 pins on our PINTEREST group, Canadian haiku canadiens, since September 2018

Depuis septembre 2018 nous avons atteint 300 pins sur notre groupe PINTEREST, Canadian haiku canadiens.

Click here to visit = cliquer ici pour le visiter :

300 pins Canadian haiku canadiens

Yes, it is really true! So this means my friends and I have composed 300 haiku and senryu since September 2018.

Oui, c’est la vérité. Ça signifie alors que mes amis et moi, nous avons composé 300 haikus et senryus depuis septembre 2018.

summer haiku d’été – by the seashore = au bord de la mer

by the cool seashore
I whisper “love” in your ear
with a wee peck

boys by the seashore 620

au bord de la mer
je chuchote « que je t’aime ! »
avec un poutou

Richard Vallance

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