Tag Archive: summer


summer haiku – the rainbow = l’arc-en-ciel


summer haiku – the rainbow = l'arc-en-ciel 




the rainbow hues
he brushes on 
secrets of his soul

il est si zébré
de l'arc-en-ciel
où l'âme se cache

Richard Vallance

photo public domain


summer haiku – the rain massages = la pluie masse




the rain massages
his slender body 
wet to my embrace

la pluie masse
son corps svelte mouillé
que j'embrasse encore

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d'été – the village fountain = the fontaine du village




in the pouring rain
the village fountain
where a bluebird frolics

là dans l'averse
la fontaine du village
où joue un merle bleu

Richard Vallance


summer haiku – plovers dash = les pluviers filent


summer haiku – plovers dash =  les pluviers filent




plovers dash
over the sun-dashed sands –
razzle-dazzle

les pluviers filent
sur les sables ensoleillés –
qu'ils m'éblouissent ! 

Richard Vallance

summer haiku – the hummingbird = le colibri


summer haiku – the hummingbird = le colibri 




the hummingbird
buzzed on nectar
her rose's fine wine

le colibri 
aviné par le nectar
le vin de sa rose

Richard Vallance

photo public domain 


tragic summer haiku d'été tragique – a pelican = un pélican = un pellicano




a pelican
wailing... help!
glued to oil

un pélican 
hurle ... au secours !
collé à l'huile

un pellicano
grida... aiuto!
bloccato in olio

Richard Vallance

photo public domain


summer haiku d'été – damn you Brit hunters = chasseurs anglais

damn you Brit hunters
blasting red foxes!
murder in cold blood





vous chasseurs anglais
tuez les renards roux !
meurtre de sang-froid

Richard Vallance

photo public domain



summer haiku d'été – my plumage in the rain = mon plumage dans la pluie




this is me
my plumage in the rain
burble burble

oui c'est moi
mon plumage dans la pluie
glougoule

questo sono io
il piume sotto la poggia
glu glu glu


Richard Vallance

photo public domain



summer haiku d'été – thunderheads = nuages d'orage




thunderheads
brewing on the horizon –
our sails quaver

nuages d'orage
qui s'amassent à l'horizon – 
nos voiles frémissent

Richard Vallance

photo © by/ par Robert Horrobin




summer haiku d'été – fawn surprised = faon surpris




fawn surprised
by my off-the-cuff photo
licks my hand

faon surpris
par ma photo impromptue
lèche ma main

Richard Vallance

photo © by Régis Auffray 2019

summer haiku d’été – I caress you = je te caresse


summer haiku d'été – I caress you = je te caresse




I caress you, fair lad,  
in the summer of our love,
our souls clear ponds

je te caresse, garçon
l'été de notre amour,
étangs clairs nos âmes

Richard Vallance

The Film Eastern Boys by Robin Campillo, actors Olivier Rabourdin et Kirill Emelyanov, the boy
Le Film Eastern Boys de Robin Campillo, Comédiens Olivier Rabourdin et Kirill Emelyanov, le garçon



summer haiku d'été – how Mount Soracte = que le mont Soracte  




how Mount Soracte
shimmers with snow –
let's quaff our wine

la neige miroitée
sur le mont Soracte –
buvons le vin

come Monte Soracte
luccica con la neve -
beviamo il vino

mons Soracte
lucet nivi -
bibamus vinum

Richard Vallance

Original Latin:

Vides ut alta stet nive candidum
Soracte nec iam sustineant onus
silvae laborantes geluque
flumina constiterint acuto? 

Dissolve frigus ligna super foco
large reponens atque benignius
deprome quadrimum Sabina,
o Thaliarche, merum diota. 

Permitte divis cetera, qui simul
stravere ventos aequore fervido
deproeliantis, nec cupressi
nec veteres agitantur orni. 

Quid sit futurum cras, fuge quaerere, et
quem fors dierum cumque dabit, lucro
adpone nec dulcis amores
sperne, puer, neque tu choreas,

donec uirenti canities abest
morosa. Nunc et Campus et areae
lenesque sub noctem susurri
composita repetantur hora, 

nunc et latentis proditor intumo
gratus puellae risus ab angulo
pignusque dereptum lacertis
aut digito male pertinaci. 

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 BCE) 

Pronounce like Italian.

painting by/ par Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)


haiku d’été – how the moon floats = que la lune flotte

how the moon floats
over the ocean –
we kiss on the beach




que la lune flotte
sur l'océan – sur la plage 
nous nous embrassons

Richard Vallance

painting, the moon over the ocean, Eugen Taube (1860-1913)
peinture, la lune sur l'océan, Eugen Taube ( 1860-1913 )


summer haiku d'été – there on the bench = là sur le banc = lì in panchina




there on the bench
a bouquet of flowers
a little boy kisses 

là sur le banc
un bouquet de fleurs
qu'un garçon baise

lì in panchina
un mazzo di fiori...
un bambino li bacia

Richard Vallance

photo © by Richard Vallance 



summer haiku d'été – a bear cub = un ourson

in the wildfire
a bear cub clings to a branch –
flames lick at his paws




quel feu de fôret !
un ourson s'accroche à une branche –
les flammes lèchent ses pattes

Richard Vallance

screen capture from Utube video – capture d'écran d'UTube 


summer haiku d'été – frenzied crows = corbeaux effrénés




in the firestorm
frenzied crows spin in fear,
their wings scorched black

incendie de forêt,  
les corbeaux effrénés fuient,
les ailes brûlées noires

Richard Vallance

screen capture from Utube video – capture d'écran d'UTube 


summer haiku d’été – the silver moon = la lune argentée

the silver moon
illuminates this lake
where thrilled loons trill




la lune argentée
illumine ce lac
où trillent les huards

Richard Vallance

illustration:
artwork in the Rideau station of the Ottawa LRT, capital of Canada
oeuvre d'art dans la station Rideau du TRL d'Ottawa, la capitale du Canada


summer haiku d' été – slipping in the mud = glissant dans la boue = nel fangoli




slipping in the mud
a pig grunts in ecstasy...
do I stink too? 

glissant dans la boue
un cochon grogne en extase ...
est-ce que je pue ?

nel fangoli
un maiale in estasi ...
anche puzzo? 

Richard Vallance

photo public domain 


summer haiku d' été – frozen in amber = gelé dans l'ambre = congelato in ambra




frozen in amber
wheat still waves in the wind –
the freshest scent!

gelé dans l'ambre
le blé ondule dans le vent –
quel parfum frais !

congelato in ambra
il grano nel vento -
il profumo fresco!

Richard Vallance

photo public domain, special effects by Richard Vallance


summer haiku d' été – amber blossom = fleur d'ambre = fiore d'ambra




amber blossom
frozen in time –
timeless wraith

fleur d'ambre
gelée par le temps –
intemporelle

fiore d'ambra
congelato in tempo -
intramontabile

Richard Vallance

photo public domain


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