Sunday, August 31, 2008

hairst -
whurrin o weengs
athort the gairden

autumn -
whirring of wings
across the garden

Friday, August 29, 2008

muinlicht dookin:
on the funtain-nude's erse

moonlight bathing:
on the fountain-nude's bottom

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

hairst blawin in -
gaein stieve

autumn blowing in -

Monday, August 25, 2008

daunce-ha dung doon -
throuch the grummel
youthie treen sweyin

demolished dance-hall -
through the rubble
young trees swaying

Sunday, August 24, 2008

on'r sweeng
...pendle skelpin

on her swing
...pendulum ticking

Friday, August 22, 2008

rackets -
her een

fireworks -
her eyes
blae straik -
nae time fir yin braith e'en

blue streak -
no time for one breath even

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

weet -
frae burn tae clud
the yin watter

rain -
from stream to cloud
the one water

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

lichts on
dominies busk -
hinmaist day o seelence

lights on
teachers prepare -
last day of silence

Monday, August 18, 2008

craws heave up -
the bodach
apens's bleck umberellae

crows rise up -
the old man
opens his black umbrella
fou muin -
a freithy yill

full moon -
a frothy beer

Sunday, August 17, 2008

throuch her gairden
o sinflooers
the cailleach flichters

through her garden
of sunflowers
the old lady flickers

Thursday, August 14, 2008

dug stourin
throuch the sned girse:
his green neb

dog racing
through the cut grass:
his green nose

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

burn in spate -
the snaik's
runkilt bouk

flooded stream -
the slug's
wrinkled body

Monday, August 11, 2008

throuch the sparred pailin
her whurly claes-drier -
breeks gae racin by

through the slatted fence
her rotary-drier -
trousers go racing past
moch agin
ma lichtit winnock -
a derk warl at's rig

moth against
my lighted window -
a dark world at its back

Saturday, August 09, 2008

days o weet -
cuddy purls
washt tae bricht caff

days of rain -
horse manure
washed to bright chaff

Friday, August 08, 2008

i the perk -
leaves dreepin

in the park -
leaves dripping
the laddie's jaur
o leddy launners, smusht:
a reid spatch spreedin

the boy's jar
of ladybirds, smashed:
a red patch spreading

Thursday, August 07, 2008

in's auld buit:
the aye-bricht petal
o a muntain flooer

in his old boot:
the still-bright petal
of a mountain flower

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

the gairdner
heelds ower's flooers -
they gove up at'm

the gardener
leans over his flowers -
they gaze up at him

Monday, August 04, 2008

hinmaist train gane -
muinlit rails

last train gone -
moonlit rails

Friday, August 01, 2008

maisic o the weet -
the tom-tom
o a laiky dreep

music of the rain -
the tom-tom
of a leaky drip