Tag Archive: wind



summer haiku d’été – my Tuxedo cat = mon chat Tuxedo

my Tuxedo cat,
fur fluttering in the wind –
easy breezy boy

Tuxedo colours

mon chat Tuxedo,
son poil flottant au vent –
garçon débonnaire

Richard Vallance


funny summer haiku d’été rigolo – on our clothesline = sur la corde à linge

on our clothesline,
fluttering in the wind 
my torn undies

clothesline torn undies 620


sur la corde à linge,
mes sous-vêtements déchirés
flottent au gré du vent

Richard Vallance
 


spring haiku de printemps - the wind ripples = le vent ondule

the wind ripples
through still naked trees -
bare hints of buds

bare hints of buds 620

le vent ondule
parmi les arbres encore nus -
soupçons de bourgeons

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – fiddleheads = têtes de violon

fiddleheads
in the forested hills –
andante breeze

fiddleheads 620

têtes de violon
sur les collines forestières –
brise andante

Richard Vallance

Fiddleheads are native to Canada. They taste like spinach. They thrive in the Gatineau Hills just outside Ottawa and the Outaouais.

Les têtes de violon sont endémiques au Canada. Elles ont le goût des épinards. Elles prospèrent sur les collines de la région du Gatineau proches d’Ottawa et de l’Outaouais.


spring haiku de printemps – dandelion seeds = graines de pissenlit

dandelion seeds
on a silvery pinwheel
the breeze spins away...

dandelion flower seed head 620
 
graines de pissenlit
d’un moulinet argentée
que la brise emporte ...

Richard Vallance


winter d’hiver – from freezing rain = la pluie verglaçante 

from freezing rain
to a wind blown ice storm –
are we ducks spooked?

ducks in an icestorm 620

la pluie verglaçante 
ensuite la tempête de verglas –
les canards s’en fichent

Richard Vallance


early spring haiku du début de printemps – you poor creaking trees! = les pauvres arbres !

you poor creaking trees!
the wind moaning and groaning –
you call this spring?

you call this spring 620

les pauvres arbres !
le vent ne cesse de gémir –
ça c’est le printemps ?

Richard Vallance 

Although it is April 4, it is only going to be 2 celsius today, with a low of – 10 tonight! Proof positive. Just look at this photo of the woods behind my house.

Bien que ce soit le 4 avril, la température aujourd’hui sera seulement 2 celsius et elle va tomber jusqu’à 10 cette nuit ! Veux-tu la preuve ? Regarder donc la photo du bois en arrière de ma maison.


spring haiku de printemps – a blustery day = un jour venteux

a blustery day
early in April –
my dog in his tuque

my dog in a tuque 620

un jour venteux
au début d’avril –  
mon chien porte sa tuque

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – wild stallions = étalons sauvages

wild stallions dash
through snow and whipping wind –
overexposure

wild stallions in snow 620

étalons sauvages
qui courent à travers la neige –
surexposition 

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été –  swept by the wind = le vent les balaie  

swept by the wind,
delirious poppies,
you blow my mind!

Emile Nolde poppies 620

le vent les balaie,
pavots délirants 
si stupéfiants !

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – wind chimes tinkling = carillons qui tintent

wind chimes tinkling
in headlong gusts –
my chattering teeth

wind chimes winter 620

carillons qui tintent
dans les rafales violentes –
mes dents qui claquent

Richard Vallance


spring haiku de printemps – first thunderstorm = premier orage

first thunderstorm
this spring, mind blowing wind!
I’m uprooted... no way!

Jean Francois Millet thunderstorm 620
 
premier orage
du printemps, vent époustouflant !
moi, déraciné

Richard Vallance

painting, A Gust of Wind (1871), by Jean-François Millet (1814-1875)

peinture, une Rafale ( 1871 ), Jean-François Millet ( 1814-1875 )


summer haiku d’été - the osprey glides = le balbuzard plane

the osprey glides
over the lake on still wings -
wind whistling in waves

the osprey glides 620

le balbuzard plane,
les ailes immobiles -
le vent sur les vagues

Richard Vallance

spring haiku de printemps – Vivaldi!


spring haiku de printemps – Vivaldi! 

Vivaldi!
daffodils waving to the breeze
they so love with ease

Vivaldi daffodils 620

Vivaldi !
les jonquilles saluent la brise
qu’elles adorent tellement !

Richard Vallance 


winter haiku d’hiver – spring must be coming = le printemps arrive

spring must be coming –
one gust in the downpour
blasts my pants off!

gusty wind 620

le printemps arrive –
une seule rafale m’arrache
les pantalons !

Richard Vallance

The wind in the pouring is extremely gusty tonight, clocking in at around 100 kmh.!

Cette nuit les rafales dans la pluie torrentielle sont tellement fortes, à une vitesse de 100 kmh. !


summer haiku d’hiver – in the thunderstorm = orage de tonnerre

in the thunderstorm
gusts whip up the lake  –
loons echo through rain

gust loons 620

orage de tonnerre,
les rafales fouettent le lac –
échos des huards

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’été – stag on the heath  = cerf sur la lande

stag on the heath,
antlers festooned by grasses
riffled by the wind

moss on a stags antlers


cerf sur la lande,
ses cornes ornées d’herbes
que le vent secoue

Richard Vallance


summer haiku d’hiver – purple loosestrife = salicaire pourpre

purple loosestrife 
on the mountainside
waving to the wind

purple loosestrife 620

salicaire pourpre
sur le flanc de la montagne
ondulant au vent

Richard Vallance

So many people hate purple loosestrife, condemning it as an invasive species. I disagree. For me it is beautiful.

Trop de gens condamnent la salicaire pourpre comme une espèce envahissante. Je ne suis pas d’accord. Selon moi, elle est belle. 

winter haiku – blood wolf moon = lune du loup saignant


winter haiku – blood wolf moon = lune du loup saignant

rabid gusts,
trees stripped of their leaves –
blood wolf moon

blood wolf moon

rafales féroces,
arbres dépouillés –
lune du loup saignant

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’ haiku – silver grass = herbe argentée


winter haiku d’ haiku - silver grass = herbe argentée

silver grass
bowing to the blast -
trees whip-lashed

haiku snowstorm grass

herbe argentée
s’agenouillant à la rafale -
arbres fouettés

Richard Vallance

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