Wednesday, January 31, 2007

the deef hoaspital's
thae fush...nae lugs

the hearing clinic's
those ears

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

craw hoddles
alang the causey
licht sheenin frae's derkness

crow waddles
along the road
light shining from his darkness

Monday, January 29, 2007

in the pictur hoose
a bleck an fite bawdrons
blinters atween the cuits

in the cinema
a black and white cat
flickers between the ankles

Sunday, January 28, 2007

makar's yirdin
pipie blaws a coronach
snawdraps' heids hing

poet's funeral
the piper blows a lament
snowdrops' heads hang

(for Hamish Henderson)
on the wund
drucken vices
the muin keeks oot

on the wind
drunken voices
the moon peeps out

Friday, January 26, 2007

snell wuntry days
wi fire-en-tartan legs

cold wintry days
old ladies
with fireside-tartan legs

(fireside-tartan: a blotched pattern
on the legs from sitting too close to the fire)
a lowpin bawdrons
wrocht frae spuins - the airtist
sowps wi's fingers

a leaping cat
made from spoons - the artist
eats with his fingers
on the strand
bricht shalls
pentit tae-nails

on the shore
bright shells
painted toe-nails
the bodach
wi the tattooed heid
weirs's wuiddrames

the old man
with the tattooed head
wears his nightmares
ower coorse tae fush
he blaws scales
on his saxyphone

too stormy to fish
he blows scales
on his saxophone

Thursday, January 25, 2007

fitprents i the saun
her taes howkin deeper
whaur he pree'd'r lips

footprints in the sand
her toes digging deeper
where he kissed her
bongoes aneath the muin
a bricht pesos
in a derk waukit luif

bongoes beneath the moon
a bright pesos
in a dark calloused palm
the nicht
the muin an I
smirk at ilk ither

the moon and I
smile at each other
wunter skeps
peerie herts
i the derkness

winter hives
tiny hearts
in the darkness

Monday, January 08, 2007

in the florist's winnock
a corse-shapit wraith
o voar flooers

in the florist's window
a cruciform wreath
of spring flowers

Sunday, January 07, 2007

athort the muin
peerie derk cluds
...drames o buffalo

across the moon
little dark clouds
...dreams of buffalo
blue bonnets
fidgin an yerkin
in thair timorsome warl

blue tits
twitching and jerking
in their nervous world

Saturday, January 06, 2007

pussy willows
brustin throuch the brainch
wunter wund in thair herr

pussy willows
bursting through the branch
winter wind in their hair

Friday, January 05, 2007

reddin the geegaws -
the snaw-globe
tootles a pickle spatrils

packing decorations -
the snow-globe
plays a last few notes

Thursday, January 04, 2007

global hettin
howkin oot fernyear's
snaw haiku

global warming
digging out last year's
snow haiku

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

craws daff
at chasie
... nae raison

crows play
at chasing each other
... no reason
tree limbs
liggin aw airts
weirlik natur

tree limbs
lying everywhere
warlike nature
a plowp!
i the dub
baith o's stertilt

a plop!
in the pond
both of us startled

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

in the vause
amang the flourish
sum flooers byde scandaleesed

in the vase
among the blossom
some flowers remain shocked
delichtin i the sin

delighting in the sun
burn curmurrin
dovers on a clint

stream murmuring
dozes on a rock