Monday, July 15, 2019

auld hern gane  -
anely's keech
on the watterside bowder

old heron gone  -
only his droppings
on the riverside boulder

Friday, July 12, 2019

thunner-plump  -
auld cundie gluggin
...soond o droonin

thunderstorm  -
old drain gurgling
...sound of drowing

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

a daith ilka meenit -
skiff the burn

a death every minute  -
skim the stream

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

a skelloch
i the nicht  -
a gnap oot o the muin

a scream
in the night  -
a bite out of the moon

Monday, July 08, 2019

on the waashin-line
his superman outfit
...mither kens best

on the washing-line
his superman suit
...mother knows best
wi yin inbraith
hern concertinas
frae dowdie tae eligant

with one inbreath
heron  concertinas
from ragged to elegant

Thursday, June 27, 2019

droont skwurrel 
it's dreepin tail
aw equal-aqual waasht oot

drowned squirrel 
it's dripping tail
all balance washed out

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

efter the fluid
the deuk
hunts fir'ts bairns

after the flood
the duck
searches for its young ones