Tag Archive: summer


summer haiku d’éte – Pays Basque


summer haiku d'éte – Pays Basque

Pays Basque
my silver sea
you dawn on me! 




Pays Basque
toi, mer d'argent
tu me réveilles !

Richard Vallance

photo by/ par Sév Ice


summer haiku – the lioness grips = la lionne saisit

the lioness hauls
her cub from killer mud–
what infinite love!


   

la lionne saisit
son lionceau de la boue –
quel amour infini !

Richard Vallance


summer haiku – a strawberry = une fraise


summer haiku – a strawberry = une fraise

a strawberry
on the sidewalk
a puppy gulps




une fraise
sur le trottoir
qu'un chiot avale

Richard Vallance 


summer haiku - you toss my ashes = tu jettes mes cendres

you toss my ashes
over pines on the lake -
a loon howls




tu jettes mes cendres
sur les pins au lac -
un huard hurle

Richard Vallance 

summer haiku – poor frangipani = pauvre fleur


summer haiku – poor frangipani = pauvre fleur

poor frangipani
set on concrete –
our fading memories




pauvre fleur
de frangipanier –
nos mémoires fanées

Richard Vallance

photo © by Igorina Darsa


summer haiku – ox-eye and orange daisies = pâquerettes

on a dark canvas
ox-eye and orange daisies
in search of lost time




sur une toile foncée
pâquerettes à la recherche
du temps perdu *

Richard Vallance

* titre du roman par Marcel Proust

inspired by the lovely photo by/ inspiré par la belle photo de Régis Auffray © 2019

summer haiku d’été – the rose on the wall = la rose sur le mur

the rose on the wall
suddenly cries out,oh windless wind!”




la rose sur le mur
crie subitement,
« quel vent sans vent ! » 

Richard Vallance

for/ pour Colette Genest


summer haiku d’été – seagulls = trop de mouettes

so many seagulls
swarm his boat
the fisherman cusses



trop de mouettes
encerclent son bâteau –
le pêcheur sacre

Richard Vallance


summer haiku July 14 – all blue white and red = haiku d’été le 14 juillet  – bleu blanc et rouge

all blue white and red
on Bastille Day – 
flypast plumes





tout bleu blanc et rouge
le jour de la Bastille –
défilé aérien

Richard Vallance


summer haiku – a train whips past = un train en vitesse

a train whips past
a string of silos –
doppler effect




un train en vitesse
dépasse plusieurs silos –
l’effet doppler

Richard Vallance


summer haiku – the Amazon = l’Amazone

the Amazon
snakes by oxbow lakes –
poisonous snakes!





l’Amazone serpente
autour les lacs oxbow –
serpents venimeux !

Richard Vallance

summer haiku – the red, red rose = la rose si rouge


summer haiku – the red, red rose = la rose si rouge

the red, red rose
I cup in your hands  –
the blush on your cheeks




la rose si rouge
que je mets dans tes mains –
tes joues roses

Richard Vallance

summer haiku – a ginger cat = un chat roux


summer haiku – a ginger cat = un chat roux

a ginger cat
scouts a blue butterfly –
entente cordiale




un chat roux
guette un papillon bleu –
entente cordiale

Richard Vallance
 

summer haiku – a flash of lightning = un seul éclair
 
a flash of lightning
thunder rumbles in the sky
the sweet scent of rain




un seul éclair
le tonnerre gronde dans le ciel
le parfum de la pluie

Régis Auffray

translated into French/ traduit en français par Richard Vallance 


summer haiku – are you flowers = êtes-vous des fleurs

are these flowers
or an alien face?
see with your own eyes 




êtes-vous des fleurs
ou un visage extraterrestre ?
vois avec tes yeux
 
Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – a deer and her fawn = la biche et son faon

a deer and her fawn
on the river heights –
no wolves in sight 




la biche et son faon
sur l’éminence du fleuve –
pas de loups en vue

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the pigeon’s shadow = l’ombre du pigeon

the pigeon’s shadow
on scorching concrete...
footsies ow ow!

l’ombre du pigeon
sur le béton brûlant ...
ses pieds ouille !




Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the old pond = le vieil étang

the old pond
in a drought –
the sound of




le vieil étang
durant la sécheresse –
le bruit de

Richard Vallance


funny senryu rigolo – keep calm = reste calme

keep calm
and be a lynx  – 
I am




reste calme
et sois un lynx
comme moi

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été − Russian sailor = marin russe

Russian sailor
on his tall ship −
some tall order!




marin russe
sur son grand voilier −
mais quel grand défi !

Richard Vallance

NOTE that a tall ship is a special kind of sailing vessel with very tall masts. 
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