Friday, November 30, 2007

fou muin -
honesty dirls
i the tirl

full moon -
honesty rattles
in the breeze

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

the day -
new roses
the colour o snaw

today -
new roses
the colour of snow

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

it sterts tae snaw -
the blin musicianer
leuks upwarts

it starts to snow -
the blind musician
looks upwards

Monday, November 26, 2007

wund chirts
atween heidstanes -
throuch the leaves:Kaddish

wind squeezes
between headstones -
through the leaves:Kaddish

(old Jewish cemetery:Prague)
snell -
the tooter crunkles
the clarinettist
blaws on's fingers

cold -
the cornet crackles
the clarinettist
blows on his fingers
pawtin the deepth
o the Hebrew scrieve:
shivers i the dorbie's baird

fingering the depth
of the Hebrew script:
chips in the stone-mason's beard
a snell wund -
the bodach hunkers
his box souchin

a bitter wind -
the old man sits
his accordion wheezing

Monday, November 19, 2007

a neon watergaw
skimmers on her sheeny buits -
doontoon leddy

a neon rainbow
glitters on her shiny boots -
downtown lady
hungower -
a'where he leuks
reid berries

hungover -
everywhere he looks
red berries

Friday, November 16, 2007

frae a far awa playgrun -
ma auld scuil hauf-caw'd doon

from a faraway playground -
my old school half-demolished

Thursday, November 15, 2007

the auld makar
hame frae the burnside -
breidnirls aye in's pooch

the old poet
home from the riverside -
breadcrumbs still in his pocket
mornin licht
muves athort the herth -
stour steerin

morning light
moves across the hearth -
dust stirring

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

toon causey -
abodie tint i the haar
o thair ain braith

city street -
everybody lost in the fog
of their own breath

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

her cauld neb
whan a preed'r -
furst day o 'Wunter Haiku'

her cold nose
when I kissed her -
first day of 'Winter Haiku'

Monday, November 12, 2007

maple tree nakit -
its huil
o skimmerin licht

maple tree naked -
its skin
of glittering light
auld dug
steek in's mou -
wushin he'd rin fir't

old dog
stick in his mouth -
wishing he had ran for it

Friday, November 09, 2007

unner the brig
a yaised condom -
ettlin tae heave i the tirl

under the bridge
a used condom -
trying to rise in the breeze
fite mait dreepin
frae craw's neb -
a hinmaist aipple

white flesh dripping
from crow's beak -
a last apple
at ma door
leaves in a bing

at my door
leaves in a pile

Thursday, November 08, 2007

the colour
gane frae'r gairden -
wunter licht lemes on her hauns

the colour
gone from her garden -
winter light gleams on her hands

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

scuil playgrun -
leaves flichterin efter bairns
flichterin efter leaves

school playground -
leaves chasing children
chasing leaves

Sunday, November 04, 2007

the birk -
fou o auld nests

the birch tree -
full of old nests

Saturday, November 03, 2007

licht throuch the treen -
orange cloots

light through the trees -
orange robes
the jakie -
his sheddae on the wa
amangst the graffiti

the wino -
his shadow on the wall
amongst the graffiti

Thursday, November 01, 2007

aw saunts' day -
ten rodden berries
fir a rosary

all saints' day -
ten rowan berries
for a rosary
her reid pownie-tail
slaikit bi the wund -
leddie firefechter

her red pony-tail
licked by the wind -
lady firefighter