Tag Archive: rain



spring haiku de printemps – raven in the rain = corbeau dans la pluie

raven in the rain
losing his mate  –
on the rebound

raven in the rain

corbeau dans la pluie,
sa partenaire perdue  –
et lui au rebond

Richard Vallance


spring haiku - seven cranky crows = sept corbeaux grincheux

seven cranky crows
on a telephone pole
squabble over rain

crows in the rain 620

sept corbeaux grincheux
sur un poteau téléphonique
méprisent la pluie

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – spring rain peeper = la rainette crucifère

peeping through rain
the spring rain peeper
out on a limb

pinocchio rain peeper 620

dans la pluie
la rainette crucifère
figée sur une branche

Richard Vallance


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


summer haiku d’été – sunflower = tournesol

chiaroscuro
russet in the rainy mist
sunflower in tears

sunflower in the rainfall haiku 620

clair-obscur roux
dans la brume pluvieuse
tournesol en larmes

Richard Vallance

Reprint from Canadian Zen Haiku canadien, ISSN 1705-4508, Vol. 4., no. 4, autumn 2006

Canadian Zen Haiku quarterly

Réimpression tirée de Canadian Zen Haiku canadien, ISSN 1705-4508, Vol. 4., no. 4, automne 2006



spring haiku de printemps – fiddleheads =têtes de violon 

fiddleheads
in a rain shower –
water music

fiddleheads haiku

têtes de violon 
dans la pluie légère –
« water music »

Richard Vallance

- based on the Water Music suite by George Frederick Handel (1685-1759).
Fiddleheads blossom in late April and early May in Canada.
- basé sur le « Water Music » par George Frederick Handel (1685-1759).
Au Canada les têtes de violon fleurissent vers la fin d’avril et au début de mai.   


spring haiku de printemps – snail =  escargot

raindrop
on a snail, lens
on splashed ferns

snail ferns haiku

goutte de pluie
sur l’escargot, miroir
des fougères mouillées

Richard Vallance


spring haiku du printemps – umbrella - parapluie

umbrella
in a shower
leaking

umbrella shower

parapluie
dans une averse
perforé

Richard Vallance

Linear A haiku: the sea emmer wheat raindrops


Linear A haiku: the sea emmer wheat raindrops:

Believe it or not, I was also able to compose a haiku in Linear A, which reads as follows,

Linear A haiku tarasa kunisu rani

Note that while the word for sea, tarasa, does not appear on any extant Linear A tablets or fragments, it does appear in the pre-Greek substratum, and may very well have existed in the Minoan vernacular. 


 


Undecipherable Minoan Linear A tablets, reduced to a muddy mess or mutilated:

undecipherable Linear A tablets

Undecipherable Minoan Linear A tablets, reduced to a muddy mess or mutilated. Need I say more? A number of Mycenaean Linear B tablets were also reduced to a muddy slush just a few days after Sir Arthur Evans began excavating the Palace of Knossos in early 1900. They were exposed to rain, and rendered entirely useless. Sadly, they all had to be thrown away. 

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

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