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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.


summer haiku d’été – by the seashore = au bord de la mer

by the cool seashore
I whisper “love” in your ear
with a wee peck

boys by the seashore 620

au bord de la mer
je chuchote « que je t’aime ! »
avec un poutou

Richard Vallance

 
for/ pour Louis-Dominique


summer haiku d’été – dying embers = braises mourantes, by Willie Bongcaron

dying embers –
the concealed radiance
of the moon

dying embers 620

braises mourantes –
l’éclat caché
de la lune

Willie Bongcaron

translated into French = traduit en français by/ par Richard Vallance



summer haiku d’été – my fleet butterfly! = quel beau papillon  !

my fleet butterfly! 
butterflies in my tummy,
I wish I were you

monarch butterfly 620

quel beau papillon  !
que tu m’éblouis !
suis-je papillon ?

Richard Vallance

This haiku is dedicated my dear friend, Régis Auffray.

Cet haiku est dédié à mon cher ami, Régis Auffray.


summer haiku d’été – our forest cat = notre chat forestier

our forest cat
stands at his swinging door –
nah! who wants in?

Norwegian forest cat 620

notre chat forestier
est à sa porte battante –
zut ! je reste dehors

Richard Vallance

The cat in this photo taken by Louis-Dominique Genest when he was in Norway in June 2018 is a Norwegian forest cat. These cats are stunningly beautiful.

Le chat est dans la photo prise par Louis-Dominique Genest quand il était en Norvège en juin 2018. C’est un chat forestier norvégien. Ces chats sont admirablent beaux !    


summer haiku d’été – the cat meows = le chat miaule

the cat meows
at chickens and roosters
too stupid to notice

cat-and-chickens 620

le chat miaule
aux poulets et aux coqs
si bêtes qu’ils l’ignorent

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – a chipmunk steals = un tamia file

a chipmunk steals
across our patio,
salad in his pouch

chipmunk haiku 620

un tamia file
à travers notre patio,
salade dans sa poche

Richard Vallance
 


summer haiku d’été – calico cat = chatte tricolore

calico cat
hiding in the grass
in her wee mind

calico cat hiding in the grass 620

chatte tricolore
cachée dans l’herbe
selon son esprit

Richard Vallance

All calico cats are female, because they have 3 colours.

Toutes les chattes tricolores sont des femelles, car elles ont trois couleurs.


summer haiku d’été – Ra, you dazzling sun = Ra, soleil brillant

Ra, you dazzling sun,
even Isis and Osiris
lend you obeisance!

Isis and Osiris 620

Ra, soleil brillant,
même Isis et Osiris
doivent vous obéir !

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – fish scales in teal = écailles de poisson

fish scales in teal,  
they sway and you sway, 
their oceanic fern

fish scales

écailles de poisson,
ils oscillent, tu oscilles,
leur fougère de mer

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – boy on a swing = sur une balançoire

boy on a swing
aiming for the clouds 
bang on target

boy on a swing 620

sur une balançoire
un garçon vise les nuages
et tape dans le mille

Richard Vallance


funny summer haiku rigolo – on the ferris wheel = sur la grande roue

reaching for moon
on the ferris wheel,
dizzy as a bat!

ferris wheel and the moon

en vol vers la lune
sur la grande roue,
je suis étourdi !

Richard Vallance


funny summer haiku rigolo – my tummy takes off = l’estomac en vol

my tummy takes off
on the roller coaster –
I’m gonna puke! 

roller coaster haiku 620

l’estomac en vol
sur la montagne russe –
je vais vomir !

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – bees a’buzzin’ = abeilles qui bourdonnent

bees a’buzzin’round their beekeeper’s hands –
he’s their honey too

bees around the beekeepers hands

abeilles qui bourdonnent
sur les mains de l’apiculteur  –
il est leur ami 

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’hiver – on a stifling night – la nuit trop chaude

on a stifling night
wolves howl at the moon
echoing loons

wolves howling at the moon 620

la nuit trop chaude,
les loups hurlent à la lune,
échos des huards

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – full moon on the lake = pleine lune sur le lac

full moon on the lake 
where loons have flown by –
shimmering ghosts

full moon on the lake

pleine lune sur le lac,
les huards disparus –
fantômes miroités

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – on the vast steppes = dans les steppes vastes

on the vast steppes
you’ve slaughtered a poor giraffe,
you murderous bitch!

Africas giraffes 620

dans les steppes vastes
vous avez tué une pauvre girafe,
salope meurtrière

Richard Vallance


senryu – exoplanets, the cradle of life = exoplanètes, le berceau de la vie 

dear exoplanets,
where is the cradle of life? 
a child is born *

cradle of life 620

chères exoplanètes,
où est le berceau de la vie ?  
un enfant est né *

Richard Vallance

* This is of course a reference to the birth of Christ.

* Voilà qu’il s’agit de la naissance du Christ. 


summer haiku d’été – in the coral reef = récif coralien

in the coral reef
sea horses pirouette
in their wee ballet

sea horses 620

récif coralien,
pirouettes des hippocampes
dans leur beau ballet

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été by Willie Bongcaron translated into French by Richard Vallance – cluttered mind = esprit emcombré

cluttered mind...
I miss the garbage truck
on its daily rounds

Waste_collection_truck_in_the_Philippines 620

l’esprit encombré...
où est la benne à ordures
faisant le tour ?

Willie Bongcaron

translated into French = traduit en français by / par Richard Vallance

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