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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.

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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.

Argentée, Maine Coon,
who’s out on a limb? ... pas moi!  
I can change its gears

argentee changing gears

Argentée, Maine Coon,
sur une branche? ... pas moi !
je change de vitesse
Richard Vallance

My Maine Coon’s name is Argentée, which means “Silvery” in English. I took this photo in April 2004, when she was just 2 years old.

Ma Maine Coon s’appelle Argentée. J’ai pris cette photo en avril 2004, quand elle avait seulement deux ans.

spring haiku de printemps – full speed ahead = à toute vitesse

full speed ahead
Titanic steams through ice fields
towards her own doom 

Titanic full speed 620

à toute vitesse
Titanic traverse la glace
vers son naufrage
Richard Vallance

This is an actual photo of my own card model of the Titanic.

J’ai pris cette photo de ma propre maquette en carton du Titanic.

funny winter haiku d’hiver humoristique – ground hog day = jour de la marmotte

ground hog day
snow on me nose – 
uh uh a’choo

ground hog day haiku 620

jour de la marmotte
de la neige sur le nez – 

Richard Vallance

Our poor lil’ ground hog’s grammar ain’t none too good!

Happy Ground Hog Day! Verdict. It’s an early spring in 2019!

Joyeux jour de la marmotte ! Verdict. Le printemps arrive tôt en 2019 !

spring haiku d’été – snow slipping = glissade de la neige 

snow slipping 
from barren tundra hills,
rapid run-off

snow slipping from hills 620

glissade de la neige
des collines de la toundra,
l’écoulement rapide

Richard Vallance

While I am the author of this haiku, the author of this amazing painting goes by the pen name Cocochewy. This painting is highly reminiscent of those by the canadien Group of Seven painters.

This photo was taken of the magnificent Landmannalaugar of Iceland.

Bien que je sois l’auteur de cet haiku, la peinture étonnante est celle de Cocochewy, qui est son nom de plume. Cette peinture nous rappelle facilement les peintures du Groupe des sept canadien.

La photo est prise dans le sublime Landmannalaugar Islandais.

spring haiku de printemps – a flash downpour = une averse subite

a flash downpour
in the rain forest
hammering down ferns

flash downpour haiku 620

une averse subite
dans la forêt pluviale, 
fougères martelées

Richard Vallance

spring haiku de printemps – snowdrops = les perce-neige

splashed with rain drops
reduce me to tears

snowdrops haiku 620

les perce-neige
arrosés par la pluie
me font pleurer

Richard Vallance

photo by / par Richard Vallance

sad spring haiku de printemps triste – Daisy in the spring = Daisy au printemps

Daisy in the spring
now in a cedar box
her ashes mine

daisy in the spring 620

Daisy au printemps
dans une boîte de cèdre
ses cendres les miennes

Richard Vallance

based on this former winter haiku = basé sur cet haiku triste d’hiver antérieur.

candlelight vigil haiku 620

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 de printemps – ravens = corbeaux

ravens in flight,
ravens on totem poles,
rainforest tricksters 

totem pole620

corbeaux en vol
et sur les mâts totémiques,
filoux forestiers

Richard Vallance

In the Amerindian culture of the Pacific west coast Haida, tricksters are awfully naughty clowns essential to any contact with the sacred. 

Dans la culture amérindienne des Haidas du littoral pacifique, les filoux sont des clowns vilains essentiels dans toute communication avec le monde sacré.  

spring haiku de printemps – raven = corbeau

her raven chicks
huddled in her nest – 
mummy preens herself

raven chicks620

ses poussins
qui partagent son nid –
maman lisse ses plumes

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 – the salamander = la salamandre

the salamander
on a fern with fiddleheads 
on a glazed vase

salamander ferns fiddleheads

la salamandre
sur la fougère, les ornements
d ’un vase émaillé

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

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 ice floes = les blocs de neige

ice floes
drifting downstream -
snowdrops blossom

ice floes haiku 620

les blocs de glace
qui dérivent en aval -
les perce-neiges fleurissent

Richard Vallance

Our PINTEREST board, Canadian haiku canadiens, now has 130 pins! 

Click on the graphic for the board to go there, and join if you like.

canadian haiku canadiens 130 pins 04012019

5 more illustrations of the 4 major Japanese season kigo, fuyu = winter, haru = spring, natsu = summer and aki = autumn:





4 seasons in kanji

spring haiku de printemps – lemmings leaping = les lemmings qui bondissent

lemmings leaping
off a cliff into the sea -
sheer lunacy?

lemmings haiku 620

les lemmings qui bondissent
d’une falaise dans la mer -
folie flagrante ?

Richard Vallance

I am astounded that no-one seems to get the pun in this funny little haiku and that no-one likes it.

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

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