summer haiku d’été – our fair teal sky = le ciel bleu vert


summer haiku d'été – our fair teal sky = le ciel bleu vert

around the ruins of Knossos/ autour des ruines de Knossos





our fair teal sky
the open sea our lush hills –
how the dolphins leap!

auprès des ruines de Knossos

ce ciel bleu vert
la haute mer nos champs verdoyants
que les dauphins sautent !

Richard Vallance

© by Richard Vallance 2020

fresco of the dolphins = fresque des dauphins, Knossos 
  

senryu – I kitty snow white = moi, chatte neige blanche


senryu – I kitty snow white = moi, chatte neige blanche

I kitty snow white,
who needs seven dwarfs
with my sky blue eyes?

snow white

moi, chatte neige blanche,
qui cherche sept nains, si mes yeux
sont bleux azurés ? 

Richard Vallance

summer haiku d’été – the summer sun plays = le soleil d’été


summer haiku d’été – the summer sun plays = le soleil d’été

the summer sun plays
on the waves of the sky  – 
cloud boats float by

cloud boats haiku 620

le soleil d’été
survole les ondes du ciel – 
bateaux-nuages passent

Richard Vallance 

senryu – I, the sky shark = moi, requin du ciel


senryu – I, the sky shark = moi, requin du ciel

I, the sky shark
floating through clouds
wolfing down birds

sky shark in clouds 620

moi, requin du ciel,
je flotte parmi les nuages –
j’avale les oiseaux

Richard Vallance 

This senryu is an expression of the Japanese kanji for my own birthday.

Ce senryu exprime les kanjis japonais qui représent mon anniversaire de naissance.


Mandala and Mycenaean haiku: the sea, the circle of heaven, the sun


Mandala and Mycenaean haiku: the sea, the circle of heaven, the sun:

Mandala the circle of heaven Mycenaean haku the sea the circle of heaven the sun

I found this astonishingly beautiful mandala on the Twitter account of my friend, Marie Marshall, who is an accomplished poet. I decided to write my own haiku in Mycenaean Greek, archaic Greek, English and French to complement it. For those of you who cannot read Greek, this is how the Greek sounds, thalassa/kuklos ouranoyo/heilios. Beautiful eh? I am sure Marie will love it! … and so will you! I Know I do.