Sonnet The Vallances for Judy, Meagan, Holly, Mitchell all the Vallances Here's Richard Vallance, Judy Harris Vallance, Meagan Holly and Mitchell, nieces and nephew, Bill Vallance, Donna too and a fine chance plenty more abound, and you know it's true. Our family crest bespeaks of Normandie where we lived our lives in lavish wealth where we were crowned as ducal royalty and never had to hide from court in stealth. The King of France was our next of kin and Notre Dame our angelic home, where the chartreuse Seine quelled the city's din silenced by our cathedral's holy dome. And though you wonder why we're Scots by blood the fleur-de-lys is our indigo bud. Richard Vallance October 14 2019 This is my family on my mother's side, as my full name is Richard Vallance Janke. We are in fact descended from the ducal family, De Valence, in Normandy and were related to the King of France in the thirteenth century.
spring haiku de printemps – pray for Notre Dame = priez pour Notre Dame pray for Notre Dame – our Lady of Sorrows burned alive! priez pour Notre Dame – Notre-Dame des douleurs brûlée vive ! Richard Vallance
spring haiku de printemps – Notre Dame Notre Dame – her rosette a mass of flames... her flowers in globs Notre Dame – sa rosace flambée ... ses fleurs en gouttes Richard Vallance
spring haiku de printemps – Notre Dame Notre Dame – her spire crumbles in flames... Paris blossoms Notre Dame – sa flèche tombe en flammes ... Paris fleurit Richard Vallance