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spring haiku de printemps – when spring isn’t spring = printemps oui ou non ?

when spring isn’t spring
and flowers won’t blossom
why all this rain?

why all this rain 620


printemps oui ou non ?
les fleurs ne fleurissent pas –
pourquoi tant de pluie ?

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – pray for Notre Dame = priez pour Notre Dame

pray for Notre Dame –
our Lady of Sorrows
burned alive!

Notre Dame our Lady 620

priez pour Notre Dame –
Notre-Dame des douleurs
brûlée vive !

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – Notre Dame 

Notre Dame –
her rosette a mass of flames...
her flowers in globs

Notre Dame rosette on fire 620

Notre Dame –
sa rosace flambée ...
ses fleurs en gouttes

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – Notre Dame 

Notre Dame –
her spire crumbles in flames...
Paris blossoms

Notre Dame spire fire 620

Notre Dame –
sa flèche tombe en flammes ...
Paris fleurit

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – dandelion seeds = graines de pissenlit

dandelion seeds
on a silvery pinwheel
the breeze spins away...

dandelion flower seed head 620
 
graines de pissenlit
d’un moulinet argentée
que la brise emporte ...

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – the first thunderstorm = le premier orage 

the first thunderstorm,
rain pelts the windowpanes –
lightning on my sheets

rain on the windowpanes 610

le premier orage,
la pluie bombarde la fenêtre –  
l’éclair sur les draps

Richard Vallance

							

spring haiku de printemps – caught by a gust = saisi par une rafale

caught by a gust 
my umbrella dashes off –
a crow flying by?

umbrella blown away 620

saisi par une rafale
mon parapluie s’envole –
un corbeau y vole ?

Richard Vallance


spring haiku d’été – as cirrus float by = les cirrus flottent

as cirrus float by
woodland robins warble –
elves listen in

robins 620

les cirrus flottent,
les rouges-gorges gazouillent –
les lutins écoutent

Richard Vallance 


spring haiku de printemps – the skylark’s voice = la voix de l’alouette

the skylark’s voice
ripples through the forest
in the cool rain

skylarks voice 620

la voix de l’alouette
résonne dans la forêt
dans la pluie fraîche

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.


spring haiku de printemps – icebergs drifting = icebergs à la dérive

icebergs drifting
down iceberg alley –
daisies wave at them

icebergs 620

icebergs à la dérive
dans l’allée des icebergs –
tant de marguerites

Richard Vallance


							

spring haiku de printemps – Petunia


spring haiku de printemps – Petunia

Petunia,
my kitty, petunia  –
pretty wee posey!

Petunia 620

Petunia,
ma chatte, pétunia  –
quelle belle fleur ! 

Richard Vallance


early spring haiku du début de printemps – you poor creaking trees! = les pauvres arbres !

you poor creaking trees!
the wind moaning and groaning –
you call this spring?

you call this spring 620

les pauvres arbres !
le vent ne cesse de gémir –
ça c’est le printemps ?

Richard Vallance 

Although it is April 4, it is only going to be 2 celsius today, with a low of – 10 tonight! Proof positive. Just look at this photo of the woods behind my house.

Bien que ce soit le 4 avril, la température aujourd’hui sera seulement 2 celsius et elle va tomber jusqu’à 10 cette nuit ! Veux-tu la preuve ? Regarder donc la photo du bois en arrière de ma maison.


early spring haiku du début de printemps – no robins in sight = rouges-gorges absents

no robins in sight,
waxing colder and colder!
no rhyme or reason

no robins 620

rouges-gorges absents,
froid et encore plus froid !
sans rime ni raison

Richard Vallance 

Although it is April 4, it is only going to be 2 celsius today, with a low of – 10 tonight! Proof positive. Just look at this photo of my front yard.

Bien que ce soit le 4 avril, la température aujourd’hui sera seulement 2 celsius et elle va tomber jusqu’à 10 cette nuit ! Veux-tu la preuve ? Regarder donc la photo de la cour devant ma maison.


Easter haiku de paques – a young lad = le jeune garçon 

a young lad,
lilies in his hand –
seraphim of peace

youth with lilies 620

le jeune garçon,
des lis dans ses mains – 
l’ange de la paix

Richard Vallance

photo by/ par Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856-1931)


spring haiku de printemps – a blustery day = un jour venteux

a blustery day
early in April –
my dog in his tuque

my dog in a tuque 620

un jour venteux
au début d’avril –  
mon chien porte sa tuque

Richard Vallance


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.


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


spring haiku - haiku de printemps – mud puddle in rain = flaque dans la pluie

mud puddle in rain
tickling my bare feet –
so what it’s cold?

mud puddle 620

flaque dans la pluie
qui chatouille mes pieds nus –
elle est froide... ça va ! 

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. 


							
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