Tag Archive: winter



winter haiku d’hiver chickadees = mésanges à tête noire “tweeting”

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chickadees
to the snowflakestweeting”

mésanges à tête noire
aux flocons de neigetweeting”

Richard Vallance

winter haiku d’hiver = crow corbeau

crow in the snow haiku

snow-speckled crow
who caws and caws -
his glossy coat

corbeau dans la neige
qui croasse toujours -
ses plumes luisantes

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver = northern lights = aurore boréale

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northern lights
over forest paths
phantom wolves

l’aurore boréale
sur les sentiers forestiers
loups fantômes

Richard Vallance


haiku: ice storm = pluie verglaçante


haiku: ice storm = pluie verglaçante 

still reading
by shadowy candlelight ...
ice storm

reading candlelight

je lis encore
à l’ombre de la bougie ...
pluie verglaçante 

Richard Vallance


winter haiku d’hiver


winter haiku d’hiver

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watery sun
on the icy lake...
whispering spruce

soleil moiré
sur le lac gêlé ...
soupirs des sapins

Richard Vallance


two winter haiku = deux haikus d’hiver

snowflakes brushing
white pine hills ...
forest dreams

pins blancs frôlés 
de flocons de neige ...
rêves forestiers

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snowflakes brushing
wolves’ ear tufts ...
forest dreams

touffes des loups frôlées
de flocons de neige ...
rêves forestiers

haiku snow wolves620

Richard Vallance


The Stone is Cast

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The Stone is Cast

John 8:7

So since they kept on and on nagging him, he answered them, and said,Let the one among you who is sinless be the first to cast a stone at her.”

As stones are cast against the inner walls,
the lessee of the castle wracks his brains,
while wicked winter rails against its halls
and shakes the filings off his dungeon’s chains
where he’s incarcerated serfs at whim,
because they’d dared defy his iron will:
his fingers drew the rusty bolt on him
as well as them, and held him, freezing, still, 
until he fled that vile, ensanguined room, 
their blasted thane — unconscious of his sin,
though conscious of what cold impending doom
was, as winter is, to do him in.
     Oh when it does, its frozen blast shall blind
     him to the shattered mortar of his mind.

Richard Vallance,

January 3, 2017       
  
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Happy New Year 2017 in Linear B, Greek, English & French!


Happy New Year 2017 in Linear B, Greek, English & French! 

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