summer haiku d’été – the sea is the soul = la mer, c’est l’åme


summer haiku d'été – the sea is the soul = la mer, c'est l'åme





the sea is the soul
the soul is the sea -
as the dolphins know

la mer, c'est l'âme
l'âme, c'est la mer -
les dauphins le savent

Richard Vallance

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2020

photo public domain/ domaine public Pixabay


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

summer haiku d’été – I caress you = je te caresse


summer haiku d'été – I caress you = je te caresse




I caress you, fair lad,  
in the summer of our love,
our souls clear ponds

je te caresse, garçon
l'été de notre amour,
étangs clairs nos âmes

Richard Vallance

The Film Eastern Boys by Robin Campillo, actors Olivier Rabourdin et Kirill Emelyanov, the boy
Le Film Eastern Boys de Robin Campillo, Comédiens Olivier Rabourdin et Kirill Emelyanov, le garçon


senryu – her soul is hers no more = son âme n’est plus la sienne


senryu – her soul is hers no more = son âme n’est plus la sienne

my Maine Coon has died - 
her soul is hers no more
though mine is hers

Argentee my Maine Coon has died 620

ma Maine Coon est morte - 
son âme n’est plus la sienne
mais elle est la mienne

Richard Vallance

This senryu is inspired by the following senryu by the author of Pi-Ku poetry, on twitter here:

then my soul was no longer mine 620

Pi-Ku



senryu – we’re good and mad = nous sommes furieuses


senryu – we’re good and mad = nous sommes furieuses

me too! me too!
we’re good and mad – 
ire shrivels the soul!

good and mad

nous sommes furieuses
moi aussi ! moi aussi !
la rage flétrit l’âme !

Richard Vallance

Japanese summer haiku d’été – hitodama = willo-o’-the-wisp = feu follet


Japanese summer haiku d’été – hitodama = willo-o’-the-wisp = feu follet

hitodama
willo-o’-the-wisp –
the human soul

Will-o'-the-wisp_of_Russia 620

hitodama
le feu follet –
l’âme humaine

Richard Vallance

Bahai’ = the latest Dispensation from God = Progressive Revelation


Bahai’ = the latest Dispensation from God = Progressive Revelation

Imagine my astonishment when I happened across the teachings of the Bahai’ Faith, which came into being in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Its teachings are revolutionary. It allows one to keep the faith of one’s birth, in my case, Christian, but it opens up so many avenues to a faith greater than all religions, including itself. The Bahais firmly believe that theirs is not the last revelation, that more are to come. This sets them apart from all past religions.  Unlike all previous religions of the past, the Bahai’ faith firmly counsels universal education, the education of women and the equal rights of women and men, the promotion and teaching of technology and science, and the list goes on and on. This sort of religion truly appeals to an intellectual such as myself. I shall be posting the tenets of the Bahai’ faith on a regular basis here on Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae.

Here are the first three observations from the faith:

one-country

science-a

education-of-women

They are real eye-openers!

Sonnet of mine based on the 2 previous black haiku… Who the hell?


Who the hell?

behind-me-satan

Matthew 16:23
Get behind me, Satan! 


As madness burrows through the psyche’s realm,
it means to chew her up and spit her out.
I ask you, who the hell was at the helm?
And who was God to prove, “What’s that all about?” 

It rankles me too few will dare to ask
why some of us are sane and others not,
why some are not, while some are called to task,
while others see their faith is come to naught.

If faith in God were not enough, then what  
in hell would satisfy our lust for love,
and what in Heaven’s name has madness wrought
to place us altogether on the spot?

Since your concern was just an empty show, 
Don’t ask me why. You know I’ll never know.

Richard Vallance,


January 10, 2017


POST 1,400: another sonnet of mine, based on the previous 2 haiku in Mycenaean Greek


POST 1,400: another sonnet of mine, based on the previous  2 haiku in Mycenaean Greek:


Never fear

never-fear-greek

Matthew 14:27
But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Take courage; it is I:
do not be afraid.


the-temple-of-bahai-tel-aviv-israel

The Temple of Bahai’, Tel Aviv, Israel


While you are so afraid of your own life,
never fear for me, for I fear as well
as well as you for every scrap of strife
we shall have all endured by spiting hell:
and it’s just as well, heaven willing earth
shall allow Bahai’ the inspiration
to distance wisdom of our precious worth,
our spirit His, His imagination
ours the “forever Was”,  forever shared
with every single soul, however ill:  
We’ll know the love of God has always spared
us all and embraces us in his Will...
... and it’s just as well I can hear Him spell
     his Word on us to see us faring well.


Richard Vallance,


January 10, 2017