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


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 ) 

summer haiku d’été – sound asleep = quel bon sommeil


summer haiku d’été – sound asleep = quel bon sommeil

sound asleep
my kitten snuggles up 
to her juniper

juniper 620

quel bon sommeil !
mon chaton se pelotonne
au genévrier

Richard Vallance

senryu – my kitties quilt = édredon de chats


senryu – my kitties quilt = édredon de chats

my kitties quilt,
I’m nice and tucked in –
I’m gonna doze off!

kitties quilt 620

l’édredon de chats,
je suis bien bordé –
je dois m’endormir !

Richard Vallance

summer haiku d’été – fox snoozing = renard endormi


summer haiku d’été – fox snoozing = renard endormi

fox snoozing
on a tombstone –
angel sans souci 

a fox sound asleep 620

renard endormi
sur une pierre tombale –
ange sans souci !

Richard Vallance

summer haiku d’été – lotus Buddha = Bouddha lotus


summer haiku d’été – lotus Buddha = Bouddha lotus

lotus Buddha,
cat sound asleep in his lap –
eternal bliss

Buddha and cat asleep 620

Bouddha lotus,
chat endormi sur ses genoux –
extase éternelle

Richard Vallance

senryu – in her own dreams = elle rêve, endormie


senryu – in her own dreams  = elle rêve, endormie

in her own dreams
is Shadow a shadow
of herself?... as if! 

is Shadow a shadow 620

elle rêve, endormie ...
Shadow est-elle une ombre
d’elle-même. Mais non !

Richard Vallance
  

Argentée, can you see her? … and sound asleep


Argentée, can you see her? … and sound asleep

canyouseeme and sound alseep

I suppose that by now some of you tire of seeing photos of Argentée outdoors, but I never do. Here she is in the afternoon of May 27 2018. If you can see her in the first photo, please leave a comment!

Cat lover

Richard