Tuesday, September 30, 2008

sneddin buddleia -
the nicht
a purpie chack flourishin

pruning buddleia -
a purple bruise blossoming
craw an me:
twa sheddaes
on the burn

crow and I:
two shadows
on the stream

Sunday, September 28, 2008

bag-wifie i the perk -
bairns' sheddaes
sweengin athort'r neb

bag-lady in the park -
childrens' shadows
swinging across her face
the auld kipple
stravaig the olive plantin -
arthritic sheddaes

the old couple
wander the olive grove -
arthritic shadows
tapless strand -
papaya hing
frae the treen

topless beach -
papaya hang
from the trees

Saturday, September 27, 2008

pouin lamb's tongues
she fumes
the hail gairden

pulling mint
she perfumes
the whole garden
lavein the kirk -
frae ahint a clud
leams o a monstrance

leaving church -
from behind a cloud
rays of a monstrance

Friday, September 26, 2008

greek waddin
the nervish kipple -
mandoline's trummlin

greek wedding
the nervous couple -
mandoline's trembling
sinny day
haudin by the kirkyaird
...aw thae girnin mort-heids

sunny day
passing the graveyard
...all those grinning skulls

Thursday, September 25, 2008

liggin in muinlicht
we neck anely nou,
...hairst's brainches

lying in moonlight
we embrace only now,
...autumnal branches
muin on the puil -
the auld wytress gaithers in
a hinmaist ashet

moon on the pool -
the old waitress gathers in
a last plate

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

maws an thair sheddaes
...tuim nets

gulls and their shadows
...empty nets

Monday, September 15, 2008

on the telephone weer:
craw yatterin

on the telephone wire:
crow chattering
mornin deow
glisters -
the mappie dichts its neb

morning dew
glitters -
the rabbit washes its face

Friday, September 12, 2008

pouin brummles -
her blae smirk

old lady
picking brambles -
her blue smile

Thursday, September 11, 2008

auld scuil
hauf dung doon:
ghaistly ribs

old school
half demolished:
ghostly ribs

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

muckle attercap
deid on ma flair:
derk brooch

huge spider
dead on my floor:
dark brooch
he pynts oot the aipples
tae's gran-bairn
...reid chaftit

he points out the apples
to his grandchild
...red cheeked

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

waukrife nicht -
thrawin stanes
intae the derkness

sleepless night -
throwing stones
into the darkness

Sunday, September 07, 2008

hairst -
the ploo'd perk's
glisterin cley

autumn -
the ploughed field's
glittering clay

Friday, September 05, 2008

the wuid's green licht:
reid aipples

the wood's green light:
red apples
roon the aul fowks hame -
haipin up

round the old folks home -
piling up

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

weet cluds gane -
doos' weengs
shakkin the licht

rain clouds gone -
doves' wings
shaking the light

Monday, September 01, 2008

tentie o the sin
gaein doon -
lipstick on'r gless

the sun go down -
lipstick on her glass