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Four in French

elles s’en foutent
du panneau défense d’entrer !
les violettes

they disregard
the No Trespassing sign!
tellement plus grand
que son flacon —
l’essence de lavande
so much bigger
than its bottle —
essence of lavender

sommeil agité —
un seul aboiement dans le noir
puis le silence

fitful sleep —
a single bark in the dark
then silence
tonnerre lointain
des voilages blancs ondulent
dans le crépuscule
distant thunder
white curtains billow
in the dusk

Published in the French/English haiku database Temps Libres (, fall 2019. Translations by Serge Tomé.

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  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #3: Bill Waters’ latest haiku!


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