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funny summer haiku d’été rigolo – blue-bill pelican = pélican, bec bleu,

blue-bill pelican
his pouch all agape –
where’s that f***ing fish?

pelican haiku mark parkinson

pélican, bec bleu,
bouche bée, où est
ce poisson foutu ?

Richard Vallance

Haiku by Richard Vallance, Canada, photo © by Mark Parkinson, Australia

Haiku par Richard Vallance, le Canada, photo © par Mark Parkinson, l’Australie


funny summer haiku d’été rigolo  – you silkie rooster = toi coq soyeux

you silkie rooster
feather-brain preening yourself
you dandy roué!

silkie partridge rooster haiku 620

toi coq soyeux
toi qui lisses tes plumes soyeuses
toi dandy roué !

Richard Vallance

Silkie or Partidge roosters are covered with feathers even all over their feet! They remind me of Pekingese dogs.

Les coqs soyeux ou coqs perdrix sont couverts de plumes même sur leurs petits pieds. Ça me rappelle les chiens pékinois !




funny summer haiku d’été rigolo - me paws is asleep = mes pattes engourdies

me paws is asleep,
you’re fawning on me -
woof! I fawn on you

me paws is asleep

mes pattes engourdies,
toi, faon sur mes pattes -
moi ouah ouah !

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – a pelican = un pélican

a pelican
spearing a fish –
splash in a flash!

pelican spearing a fish 620

un pélican
qui harponne un poisson
en un clin d’oeil !

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – year of the sow = l’année de la truie

year of the sow
who’s gone into heat 
sniffing out truffles

year of the sow 620

l’année de la truie,
elle en chaleur
à flairer les truffes

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – sunlight fanning = soleil déployé

sunlight fanning
through cumulus clouds
streaming on the rille

sunlight on the rille 620

soleil déployé
des nuages cumulus
sur le ruisseau

Richard Vallance
   


haiku d’été – the lemon tree = le citronnier

the lemon tree
in our garden bower
poppies surround

the lemon tree and poppies 620

le citronnier
dans notre petit jardin 
que les pivots entourent

Richard Vallance
 

summer haiku d’été – our rescued cat = notre chat sauvé

our rescued cat
so warm in her cork box – 
afraid of her world

rescued cat in cork box 620

notre chatte sauvée
chaude dans sa boîte de liège  –
elle a peur du monde

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – the sunset is RA = coucher de soleil RA 

pray sunset, RA,
the whole world’s in your hands –
your heart our hearts

sunset RA haiku 620

coucher de soleil,
RA, le monde entre tes mains –
ton coeur nos coeurs

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – koi, brocaded carp =  koi, la carpe brodée

koi, brocaded carp
in seashore shallows
nibbling on seaweed

koi haiku

koi, la carpe brodée
dans l’eau peu profonde
qui grignote les algues

Richard Vallance

The Japanese word for brocaded carp is KOI. This word is sometimes found in Japanese haiku.

six koi

Le mot japonais qui signifie la carpe brodée, c’est KOI. Ce mot se trouve parfois dans les haikus japonais.


summer haiku d’été – our rescued cat = notre chat sauvé

our rescued cat,
eyes forever sealed,
basks in the sun

eyes forever sealed 620

notre chat sauvé,
les yeux à jamais scellés,
se prélasse au soleil
 
Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – willo-o’-the-wisp = feu follet

jack-o-lantern
or your willo-o’-the-wisp –
imagined candle?

will_o__the_wisp jack-o-lantern 620

ton feu follet
ou citrouille d’Halloween –
chandelle imaginée ?

Richard Vallance


Japanese summer haiku d’été – hitodama = willo-o’-the-wisp = feu follet

hitodama
willo-o’-the-wisp –
the human soul

Will-o'-the-wisp_of_Russia 620

hitodama
le feu follet –
l’âme humaine

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – colourful willows = saules colorés

colourful willows
pepper your canvas –
rippling grove

colourful willows
  
saules colorés
soyeux sur ta toile –
verger au vent

Richard Vallance

Painting, “colorful willows”, acrylic on canvas, by Lanie Shanzyra Rebancos.

Peinture,  « saules colorés », acrylique sur toile, par Lanie Shanzyra Rebancos.


summer haiku in Minoan Linear A, ancient Greek, English and French: 

haiku in Linear A wine mother earth

Originally written in 2017, and reposted here... 


summer haiku d’été – clearing the sweat lodge = la suerie ouverte

clearing the sweat lodge,
we cool off by the stars – 
so many fireflies

seeat lodge fireflies haiku 620

la suerie ouverte,
l’on se rafraîchit la nuit  –
tant de lucioles
 
Richard Vallance


This marvellous event actually took place in 2004. I was in a sweat lodge with several others at Maniwaki, Quebec, and when we emerged from the stifling heat were amazed to see thousands of fireflies outside.

En 2004, j’ai subi cette experience sublime quand je suis sorti de la suerie avec plusieurs autres à Maniwaki, au Québec. Libérés de la chaleur accablante, nous étions étonnés de voir des milliers de lucioles en dehors. 


summer haiku d’été – on a humid night = la nuit humide

on a muggy night
barn howls in our barn
hoot at the moon

barn owls haiku 620

la nuit humide,
les chouettes effraies
hululent à la lune

Richard Vallance
  


summer haiku d’été – flirting with stars = sous les étoiles 

flirting with stars
our sparkling camp fire
mirrored in the lake

campfire mirrored in the lake 620

sous les étoiles
notre feu de camp brillant
un reflet dans le lac

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – just after dusk =  au crépuscule

just after dusk
our run-away campfire
licks its next tree

campfire haiku 620

après le crépuscule
notre feu de camp ardent
lèche les arbres

Richard Vallance

summer haiku – stray kitten = chaton égaré


summer haiku – stray kitten = chaton égaré

stray kitten
on a ramshackle porch –
his infected eye

his infected eye

chaton égaré
sur un porche délabré –
l’oeil infecté

Richard Vallance

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