Tag Archive: snow

winter haiku d’hiver -the  silver moon = la lune d’argent

the silver moon
on silver snow -
a silver wolf

silver moon haiku 620

la lune d’argent
sur la neige argentée -
un loup argenté

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – in the twilight = dans le crépuscule 

in the twilight 
someone slogging through snow –
rusty sun

rusty sun haiku

dans le crépuscule 
un quidam à pas lourd –
soleil rouillé

Richard Vallance

spring haiku de printemps – melting snow = la neige fondue

melting snow
into yellow slush
you naughty dog

doing peeing haiku

la neige fondue
en gadoue jaune
toi, chien méchant

Richard Vallance

spring haiku de printemps – feathery clouds = nuages plumeux

feathery clouds
on undulating tundra -
banished snow

tundra haiku 620

nuages plumeux
sur la toundra vallonnée - 
la neige bannie

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver -  snow misting the roof = voilé de neige 2007

snow misting the roof
of our warm chalet
while we’re on a stroll

snow misting the roof

notre chalet chaud
tout voilé de neige -
et nous en balade

Richard Vallance

Reprint from Canadian Zen Haiku canadien, ISSN 1705-4508, Vol. 5., no. 1, winter 2007

Canadian Zen Haiku canadien winter 2007

Réimpression tirée de Canadian Zen Haiku canadien, ISSN 1705-4508, Vol. 5., no. 1, hiver 2007

winter haiku d’hiver – Sable Island = l’Île de Sable

blowing snow
on Sable Island -
wild horses

Sable Island haiku620

neige soufflant
à l’Île de Sable -
chevaux sauvages

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – white raven = corbeau blanc

in the moonlit snow –
white raven

white raven haiku

enneigé au clair de lune   –
corbeau blanc

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – snow flakes flying = flocons de neige

snow flakes flying
around the umbrella
on plastic shrouds 

haiku snowstorm plastic

flocons de neige en chute
autour du parapluie 
sur les voiles plastiques

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – sunlit snow = neige ensoleillée

sunlit snow
on San Gabriel’s summit –
our footfalls traced

haiku mount san gabriel620

neige ensoleillée
sur la cime de San Gabriel –
traces de nos pas

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. 

winter haiku d’hiver – great horned owl = grand duc d'Amérique 

great horned owl
eyes on the snow,
out on a limb *

* pun

great horned owl haiku

grand duc d'Amérique 
scrutant la neige,
royauté d’hiver 

Richard Vallance

The texts of the English and French haikus are entirely different, because it is impossible to render the pun “out on a limb” in French. Les textes des haikus en anglais et en français ne correspondent pas du tout, car il est impossible de traduire l'expression “out on a limb” en français. 

winter haiku d’hiver – snow tumbling off lamp posts 

snow tumbling
off lamp posts in the lane –
fading footfalls

haiku snowstorm street lights

neige en chute
des réverbères dans l’allée –
pas passés

Richard Vallance

winter haiku in Mycenaean Linear B, ancient Greek, English and French, snow on the summit, with the English version below and all of the other languages on the haiku image of the mountain and the church:

snow on the summit
of a Cretan mountain −
a church


Richard Vallance

REPOST from 2017

winter haiku d’hiver – wolf peering = loup derrière

wolf peering
from a snowy bush –

wolf bush haiku

loup derrière
un arbuste enneigé –
jouant à coucou

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – black wolf = loup noir

winter haiku d’hiver – black wolf = loup noir

black wolf
in a snowfall 
wondering why?

black wolf in the snow haiku

loup noir
dans une chute de neige
qui rêve pourquoi ?

Richard Vallance

winter haiku – snow falling = chute de neige

winter haiku – snow falling = chute de neige

snow falling
on Edo’s rooftops –
flickering lanterns


chute de neige
sur les toits d’Edo –
lanternes vacillantes

Richard Vallance 

winter haiku d’hiver – chickadees = mésanges à tête noire 

there in the spruce tree
mocking chickadees -
prowling wolverine


perchés dans le sapin
mésanges à tête noire -
carcajou rôdant

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – invisible Arctic fox = renard polaire invisible

to the moon Arctic fox
drifting in drifts

haiku arctic fox

à la lune renard polaire
dans les congères

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver – snow flurries = flocons de neige

snow flurries
silently fluttering –
winter dreams *

winter dreams620

flocons de neige
flottant en silence –
rêves d’hiver

Richard Vallance *

* the title of Peter Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony = le titre de la première Symphonie de Tchaikovsky

winter haiku d’ hiver – road to the chalet = chemin vers le chalet 

road to the chalet
snaking through snow – 
dead end

haiku snowstorm dead end620

chemin enneigé
qui mène au chalet   – 

Richard Vallance

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