senryu = if may I create = si je puis créer = se creo


senryu = if may I create = si je puis créer = se creo





if I may create
parallel worlds 
guess are they me?

si je puis créer
des mondes parallèles
devine sont-ils moi ?

se creo
mondi paralleli
quindi sono io?

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020

photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay

Citations:

Old Testament: And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten” (Moses 1:32–33). 

New Testament:

Hebrews 11:13Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” (Heb. 1:1–2; italics added).

Islam:

Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149–1209), in dealing with his conception of physics and the physical world in his Matalib, "explores the notion of the existence of a multiverse in the context of his commentary" on the Qur'anic verse, "All praise belongs to God, Lord of the Worlds." He raises the question of whether the term "worlds" in this verse refers to "multiple worlds within this single universe or cosmos, or to many other universes or a multiverse beyond this known universe." In volume 4 of the Matalib, Al-Razi states:[23] 

It is established by evidence that there exists beyond the world a void without a terminal limit (khala' la nihayata laha), and it is established as well by evidence that God Most High has power over all contingent beings (al-mumkinat). Therefore He the Most High has the power (qadir) to create a thousand thousand worlds (alfa alfi 'awalim) beyond this world such that each one of those worlds be bigger and more massive than this world as well as having the like of what this world has of the throne (al-arsh), the chair (al-kursiyy), the heavens (al-samawat) and the earth (al-ard), and the sun (al-shams) and the moon (al-qamar). The arguments of the philosophers (dala'il al-falasifah) for establishing that the world is one are weak, flimsy arguments founded upon feeble premises.

Buddhism:

Apannaka (Buddha)

"Disciples," the Buddha said "nowhere between the lowest of hells below and the highest heaven above, nowhere in all the infinite worlds that stretch right and left, is there the equal, much less the superior, of a Buddha. Incalculable is the excellence which springs from obeying the Precepts and from other virtuous conduct." - Apannaka Jataka

Hinduism:

Every universe is covered by seven layers — earth, water, fire, air, sky, the total energy and false ego — each ten times greater than the previous one. There are innumerable universes besides this one, and although they are unlimitedly large, they move about like atoms in You. Therefore You are called unlimited (Bhagavata Purana 6.16.37) 

Bahá'í:

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas: SÚRIY-I-VAFÁ1 (Tablet to Vafá) 

It would equally be true to maintain that thy spirit, having transcended the limitations of sleep and having stripped 188 itself of all earthly attachment, hath, by the act of God, been made to traverse a realm which lieth hidden in the innermost reality of this world. Verily I say, the creation of God embraceth worlds besides this world, and creatures apart from these creatures. In each of these worlds He hath ordained things which none can search except Himself, the All-Searching, the All-Wise. Do thou meditate on that which We have revealed unto thee, that thou mayest discover the purpose of God, thy Lord, and the Lord of all worlds. In these words the mysteries of Divine Wisdom have been treasured. We have refrained from dwelling upon this theme owing to the sorrow that hath encompassed Us from the actions of them that have been created through Our words, if ye be of them that will hearken unto Our Voice. 


senryu – my translucent rings = anneaux translucides


senryu – my translucent rings = anneaux translucides 





my translucent rings
mirror our universe
my unearthly sea

anneaux transclucides
mes miroirs de l'univers
mer surnaturelle

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020

photo public domain/ domaine pubic Pixabay


senryu – yes whatever you do = oui quoi que tu fasses


senryu – yes whatever you do = oui quoi que tu fasses

for your very best of friends = pour le meilleur de tes amis/ la meilleure de tes amies

the Song of Songs, also the Song of Solomon or Canticles 





yes whatever you do
you are the song of songs
even in your absence

la Chanson des chansons, autrement dit la Chanson de Solomon ou les Cantiques 

oui quoi que tu fasses
t'es la chanson des chansons
même en ton absence

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020

photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay



senryu – you see? if your love = oui si ton amour


senryu – you see? if your love = oui si ton amour

for Scott Snow and all my friends in the whole wide world
pour Scott Snow et tous mes amis à travers le monde





you see? if your love
is the half-life of stars
you illumine them

oui si ton amour
c'est la demi-vie des étoiles
tu les illumines

Richard Vallance


© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020

photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay



senryu – my grandson grieves = mon petit-fils pleure


senryu – my grandson grieves = mon petit-fils pleure





my poor grandson grieves
for my wife and myself 
shut-ins too alone

mon petit-fils pleure
pour ma femme et moi-même
grabataires tout seuls

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance
photo of the young British actor, Tommy Knight/ photo du jeune comédien anglais, Tommy Knight

on the dreadful impact of the coronavirus/ à cause de l'impact sévère du coronavirus 

senryu – the universe knows = l’univers sait


senryu – the universe knows = l'univers sait



Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside of you.” — Rumi (1207-1273)
Islamic theologianNe pas te sentir seul, l'univers entier est dans toi” — Rumi ( 1207-1273 )
théologien islamique


the universe knows
who we are before we were
who are we?

l'univers sait
qui nous sommes avant nous
qui sommes-nous ?

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020

photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay



senryu – if androgynous = si androgène


senryu – if androgynous =  si androgène





if androgynous 
neither male nor female
are you angelic?

si androgène
si ni mâle ni femelle
es-tu angélique ?

Richard Vallance

composite photos/female left and male right, so similar it is difficult to distinguish between them. So are androgenous people are more evolved than ordinary humans? Are they human or angels among us?   

montage photographique/ femelle à gauche, mâle à droit, si similaires qui'il est difficile de distinguer la différence. Est-ce que ceux qui sont androgènes sont plus évolués que les humains ordinaires ? Est-ce qu'ils/ qu'elles sont humains ou des anges parmi nous ?  


senryu – Buddha replies zen = Bouddha répond, zen


senryu – Buddha replies zen = Bouddha répond, zen  





Buddha replies, zen
is forever now alone
in the cat's eyes

Bouddha répond, zen
est le présent éternel
seul aux yeux du chat

Richard Vallance

photo public domainThe smallest feline is a masterpiece”.Le chat est un chef-d'oeuvre”.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)


senryu – shattered dreams = les rêves brisés = sogni rotti


senryu – shattered dreams = les rêves brisés = sogni rotti





shattered dreams
shattered mirror
shattered soul

les rêves brisés
le miroir cassé
l'âme brisée

sogni rotti
lo specchio rotto
l'anima rotta

Richard Vallance

photo public domain

senryu – if a single tear = si une seule larme


senryu – if a single tear = si une seule larme






if a single tear
could drown the world's sorrows
I'd shed torrents

si une seule larme
noit la misère du monde
j'en verse des torrents

Richard Vallance

photo public domain

basé sur ce beau poème par par Naima Bourhim

Si une larme de mes yeux tomber...
Pouvait noyer la misère dans le monde...
J'en verserai des torrents pour l'inonder . 

Translated into English:

If one tear falling from my eyes could drown the world's sorrows I would shed torrents to drown them.

chez le groupe, Haïku universel
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senryu – why say? = pourquoi dire ?




why say?
you are in our prayers – say
we are the light

pourquoi dire ?
vous êtes dans nos prières - dites
nous sommes la lumière

Richard Vallance

Bahá'í logo for world religions = le logo des Bahá'í des religions du monde

To my mind, there are really no religions, there is only God and ourselves. So we do not need to pray, because we are in essence prayer. To love God and to love one another is the only thing that matters.

Selon moi, il n'y a pas de religions, il y a seulement Dieu et nous-mêmes. Donc nous n'avons pas besoin de prier, parce que nous sommes essentiellement la prière. La seule chose qui compte, c'est d'aimer Dieu et les uns les autres.  


double senryu – in the cat’s eyes = aux yeux du chat + in our human eyes = aux yeux des humains


double senryu – in the cat's eyes = aux yeux du chat + in our human eyes = aux yeux des humains




in the cat's eyes
a universe
of silver suns

aux yeux du chat
un univers
de soleils d'argent

un gatto vede
un universo
di soli d'argento




in our human eyes
a universe
of black holes

aux yeux des humains
un univers
de trous noirs

un umano vede
un universo
di buchi neri

Richard Vallance

photos public domain

senryu – what me? I never = je ne vois jamais


senryu – what me? I never   = je ne vois jamais




what me? I never
see a boy I never like -
how's about you?

je ne vois jamais
un beau garçon que je n'aime pas -
et toi alors ?

Richard Vallance

illustrated senryu illustré © by/ par Richard Vallance 2019 
painting, Hesiod and the Muse (1857) by Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)
peinture, Hésiode et la Muse ( 1857 ) par Gustave Moreau ( 1826-1898 )

senryu – this is me = oui c’est moi = questo sono io


senryu - this is me = oui c'est moi = questo sono io




this is me
when I was a stunner -
lap it up 

oui c'est moi
quand j'étais si chic -
mais oui crois-moi

questo sono io
quando ero bello -  
mi creda

Richard Vallance

photo public domain