Tag Archive: snow



winter haiku d'hiver – there in the snow = là dans la neige 

there in the snow
the wolf stares me down
his eyes the cold moon 




là dans la neige 
le loup son regard fixe
ses yeux la lune froide

Richard Vallance  


winter haiku d'hiver – roiling clouds roll in = nuages turbulants





roiling clouds roll in
teeming with snow  –
bone-chilling gusts!

nuages turbulants
enneigés jaillisent –
rafales glaciales !

nuvole fredde
piene di neve -
vento glaciale!

Richard Vallance

painting = peinture © by/ par Freya Pickard 2017

winter haiku - the lynx leaps in bounds = le lynx pourchasse = la lince salta




the lynx leaps in bounds
through the snow at his prey - 
home run!

le lynx pourchasse
sa proie dans la neige  -
coup de circuit !

la lince salta
nella neve alla preda -
fuori campo!

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d'hiver – twilight snow = neige au crépuscule

first twilight snow
on barren boughs
a crow's swept by




neige au crépuscule
sur les branches effeuillées 
qu'un corbeau effleure  

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d'hiver – the first snow and ... = la première neige = la prima neve e ...



the first snow and ...
any haiku we pen
are blown away

la première neige,
tout haiku qu'on écrit
s'envole au vent

la prima neve e ...
haiku che scriviamo
sono spazzati via

Richard Vallance


autumn haiku d’automne – the autumn breeze = la brise d’automne

the autumn breeze
vanishes –  
snowflakes




la brise d’automne
disparaît –
flocons de neige

Richard Vallance

photo © by/ par Richard Vallance 2017



winter haiku/haiga d’hiver – leafless birch  = effeuillés

leafless birch
misted
with snow





effeuillés
les bouleaux
enneigés

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver - snow and smoke = la neige et la fumée

snow and smoke
trailing after the train
dust the forest hills




écoulées du train
la neige et la fumée
couvrent la forêt

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d'hiver – the silence of snow = la neige est silente

the silence of snow
amassed on the park bench  –
phantom lovers here

park bench in snow 620

la neige est silente
entassée sur le banc de parc –
les amants fantômes

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – winter wonderland = l’hiver féérique

winter wonderland –
the only problem is 
it isn’t winter

winter wonderland 620

l’hiver féérique
mais il y un problème,
ce n’est pas l’hiver

Richard Vallance

I took this photo of my front yard today, April 9 2019, in front of my house.

J’ai pris cette photo de la cour devant ma maison aujourd’hui le 9 avril 2019.


winter d’hiver – from freezing rain = la pluie verglaçante 

from freezing rain
to a wind blown ice storm –
are we ducks spooked?

ducks in an icestorm 620

la pluie verglaçante 
ensuite la tempête de verglas –
les canards s’en fichent

Richard Vallance

senryu – my dearest puppy = mon chien chéri


senryu - my dearest puppy = mon chien chéri

my dearest puppy,
your fur a dream of snow -
struck dead by a car

my dearest puppy 620

mon chien chéri,
ton poil un rêve de neige -
tué par une auto

Richard Vallance

in memoriam my friend, Serina Wang’s dear white dog, killed a car...

à la mémoire du joli chien blanc de mon amie Serina Wang, celui qui a été écrasé par une auto ...


spring haiku de printemps – forest cat = chat forestier

what a forest cat
in the melting snow!
you melt my heart!

Norwegian Forest Cat 620

quel chat forestier
dans la neige qui fond !
tu fais fondre le coeur !

Richard Vallance

This is a photo of a gorgeous black and white Norwegian Forest Cat in melting snow.

Voici une photo d’un chat forestier norvégien adorable dans la neige qui fond.


winter haiku d’hiver – swiftly December = décembre étale

swiftly December 
unfurls its snowy wings 
on the silent temple

temple in the snow by lake 620

décembre étale
ses ailes enneigées
sur la pagode

Richard Vallance



winter haiku d’hiver – wild stallions = étalons sauvages

wild stallions dash
through snow and whipping wind –
overexposure

wild stallions in snow 620

étalons sauvages
qui courent à travers la neige –
surexposition 

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – while on my computer = moi à l’ordinateur

while on my computer 
I listen through mist and snow
to the first seagull

first seagull 620

moi à l’ordinateur
j’écoute à travers la brume
la première mouette

Richard Vallance

This actually just happened a moment ago.  Cela s’est passé à l’instant.


spring haiku - haiku de printemps – snow flakes flutter by = flocons de neiges

snow flakes flutter by -
infinite mandalas
simply melt away

snowflakes mandalas 620

flocons de neiges,
mandalas infinis
qui fondent enfin

Richard Vallance


so-called spring haiku = soi-disant haiku de printemps – shoveling snowbanks = congères pelletées

shoveling snowbanks 
blanketing our junipers  – 
what on earth is spring?

shoveling snowbanks haiku 620

congères pelletées – 
nos genévriers couverts  – 
qu’est-ce le printemps ?

Richard Vallance

Even though it is March 20, there are huge snowbanks in my front yard! Yuk! I took this photo yesterday to prove it.

Bien que ce soit le 20 mars, il y a des congères énormes dans ma cour ! Beurk ! J’ai pris cette photo hier, afin de prouver que c’est vrai. 


							

winter haiku d’hiver - sidewalk, dead of night - = trottoir la nuit

sidewalk, dead of night -
who will you see in the snow?
who on earth sees you?

sidwalk in a blizzard 620

trottoir la nuit -
qui vois-tu dans la neige ?
personne ne te voit ...

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – no robin singing = aucun rouge-gorge 

a snowy morning –
I guess spring is in hiding –
no robin singing

no robin regis auffray 620

matin enneigé –
le printemps se cache-t-il ?
aucun rouge-gorge ne chante

Régis Auffray

photo by Régis Auffray

translated into French by Richard Vallance

traduit en français par Richard Vallance

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