Tag Archive: winter



winter haiku d'hiver – frosty tonight = la nuit glaciale


 


frosty tonight
the swell breaks on the rocks
where you've tossed my corpse

la nuit glaciale
la houle frappe les rochers
où tu jettes mon corps 

Richard Vallance

In other words, you who are reading this murdered me!

photo public domain, converted to black and white


winter haiku d'hiver – cloudy moonless = nuageux sans neige

cloudy moonless...
who lurks in my yard?
don't answer the cell




nuageux sans lune ...
qui rôde dans ma cour ?
ferme le cellulaire

Richard Vallance  

photo public domain


winter haiku d'hiver – there in the snow = là dans la neige 

there in the snow
the wolf stares me down
his eyes the cold moon 




là dans la neige 
le loup son regard fixe
ses yeux la lune froide

Richard Vallance  


winter haiku d'hiver – the icy moon = la lune glacée




the icy moon
haunted castle hallways...
frosty ghosts

la lune glacée
couloirs hantés du château ... 
fantômes glacials

la luna fredda
castello infestato
dai fantasmi

Richard Vallance


 

winter haiku d'hiver – roiling clouds roll in = nuages turbulants





roiling clouds roll in
teeming with snow  –
bone-chilling gusts!

nuages turbulants
enneigés jaillisent –
rafales glaciales !

nuvole fredde
piene di neve -
vento glaciale!

Richard Vallance

painting = peinture © by/ par Freya Pickard 2017

winter haiku - the lynx leaps in bounds = le lynx pourchasse = la lince salta




the lynx leaps in bounds
through the snow at his prey - 
home run!

le lynx pourchasse
sa proie dans la neige  -
coup de circuit !

la lince salta
nella neve alla preda -
fuori campo!

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d'hiver – twilight snow = neige au crépuscule

first twilight snow
on barren boughs
a crow's swept by




neige au crépuscule
sur les branches effeuillées 
qu'un corbeau effleure  

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d'hiver – the first snow and ... = la première neige = la prima neve e ...



the first snow and ...
any haiku we pen
are blown away

la première neige,
tout haiku qu'on écrit
s'envole au vent

la prima neve e ...
haiku che scriviamo
sono spazzati via

Richard Vallance


winter haiku/haibun d’hiver - sake passed around = sake partagé

sake passed around
in the Edo * inn - 
winter blues? pouf!

* the former name of Tokyo




sake partagé
dans l’auberge à Edo - 
tristesse ** d’hiver ? pouf !

** d’habitude = dépression saisonnière, mais c’est trop long dans un haiku.

print by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) - The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō 47th station = gravure, les cinquante-trois stations du Tōkaidō, 47ième staton  

Richard Vallance

winter haiku/haiga d’hiver – leafless birch  = effeuillés

leafless birch
misted
with snow





effeuillés
les bouleaux
enneigés

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver - snow and smoke = la neige et la fumée

snow and smoke
trailing after the train
dust the forest hills




écoulées du train
la neige et la fumée
couvrent la forêt

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver – frosty spider web = toile d’araignée glacée

frosty spider web
draped on a rusty gate –
filigree necklace

spider web rusty gate 620

toile d’araignée glacée
sur un portail rouillé –
collier en filigrane

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d'hiver – the silence of snow = la neige est silente

the silence of snow
amassed on the park bench  –
phantom lovers here

park bench in snow 620

la neige est silente
entassée sur le banc de parc –
les amants fantômes

Richard Vallance

winter haiku – a penguin = un pingouin


winter haiku – a penguin = un pingouin

a penguin
on an ice floe dreams –
fly away with me!

penguin on an ice floe

un pingouin 
sun une banquise rêve – 
nous nous envolons !

Richard Vallance

Get it? Tu piges ?


winter haiku d’hiver – under the quilt =  sous l’édredon

under the quilt 
my bones ache –
frosty night

night William Peter Watson Asleep under a patchwork quilt 620

sous l’édredon
mes os me font souffrir –
la nuit trop froide

Richard Vallance

adapted from a haiku by Yosa Buson (1716-1784) 
une adaptation d’un haiku de Yosa Buson ( 1716-1784 ) 


spring haiku de printemps – winter wonderland = l’hiver féérique

winter wonderland –
the only problem is 
it isn’t winter

winter wonderland 620

l’hiver féérique
mais il y un problème,
ce n’est pas l’hiver

Richard Vallance

I took this photo of my front yard today, April 9 2019, in front of my house.

J’ai pris cette photo de la cour devant ma maison aujourd’hui le 9 avril 2019.


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.


early spring haiku du début de printemps – no robins in sight = rouges-gorges absents

no robins in sight,
waxing colder and colder!
no rhyme or reason

no robins 620

rouges-gorges absents,
froid et encore plus froid !
sans rime ni raison

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 my front yard.

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 de la cour devant ma maison.


winter haiku d’hiver - crystal florets = fleurs de cristal

crystal florets 
glazed on the panes -
frozen in time

crystal flowers 620

fleurs de cristal
glacées dans la vitrine - 
gelées par le temps 

Richard Vallance


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