Tuesday, April 15, 2014

agin the derk
skinklin ploom flourish -
splairge o luve

against the dark
glittering plum blossom -
splash of love

Saturday, April 12, 2014

howkin throuch
thair coats -
bummer amang gean flourish

rummaging through
their petticoats -
bee among cherry blossom

Sunday, April 06, 2014

the auld pipie
chisty nou
pipie an pipes'r yin

the old piper
bronchial now
piper and bagpipes are one
plooin tyme -
the slawly turnin

ploughing time -
the slowly turning

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flanders puppies:
shivereens o sinlicht

Flanders poppies:
smithereens of sunlight

(W.W.1 1914-2014)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

hert-sair weedae
preein the sea
in's duddies

grief-stricken widow
tasting the sea
in his clothes

Monday, March 24, 2014

in'r goonie
the cailleach
croons tae the swan

in her nightgown
the old lady
sings to the swan

Sunday, March 23, 2014

gean flourish
squirls an frulls

cherry blossom
flounces and frills