Friday, October 31, 2008

hallae e'en -
bygaun the baurber's
he waffs's razzor

halloween -
passing the barber shop
he waves his razor

Thursday, October 30, 2008

auld bawdrons
gane -
his dentit cushin

the old cat
gone -
his dented cushion

(Mainichi Daily News)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

in the perk
bairns stern lowpin -
maple leaves fawin

in the park
children star jumping -
maple leaves falling
weir memorial -
nakit brainches thraw
pikit-weer sheddaes

war memorial -
naked branches throw
barbed-wire shadows
keep-fit cless
i the perk -
maws shog frae fit tae fit

keep-fit class
in the park -
gulls rock from foot to foot

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

reid rab
reiddens the watter

the robin
reddens the water

(Mainichi Daily News)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

a leaf faws
fleits doonstream -
a fooneral hauds by

a leaf falls
floats downstream -
a cortege passes

Thursday, October 23, 2008

the lassie keeks oot
frae'r muckle umberellae
...a snail

the girl peeps out
from her huge umbrella
...a snail

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

a hap o leaves
troot dover

a quilt of leaves
trout sleep

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

the sacrament -
her wine-coloured tae-nails

communion -
her wine-coloured toe-nails

Monday, October 20, 2008

wundy day -
stertin tae dirl

windy day -
starting to rattle
fou muin -
pokey hats
frae a late-nicht shoppie

full moon -
ice-cream cones
from a late-night parlour
abuin the flautist
flutherin weengs
hove an faw

above the flautist
fluttering wings
rise and fall

Sunday, October 19, 2008

airt gailerie -
ablow the scuddit lass:
coorse loon settins

art gallery -
below the nude:
naughty boy plants
licht on the causies -
ruchsome neb

light on the cobbles -
craggy face
the bodach
staps tae sneesh -
leaves sweel doon

the old man
stops to sneeze -
leaves swirl down

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

bi the door
o the x-ray dept.:
derk hairst brainches

by the door
of the x-ray dept.:
dark autumnal branches

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

quate mornin -
leaves juist
suddentlie lowsin

calm morning -
leaves just
suddenly letting go

Monday, October 06, 2008

they hunker sonsie
as buddhas:
faw'n aipples

they sit solid
as buddhas:
fallen apples

Saturday, October 04, 2008

thair drucken sangs
gie wey yin bi yin
tae the sang o the charker

their drunken songs
give way one by one
to the song of the cricket

Friday, October 03, 2008

zen dug
laipin the dub
swallaein the tide

zen dog
lapping the puddle
swallowing the ocean

Thursday, October 02, 2008

skailt sinlicht -
leaves blawn
intae a neuk

scattered sunlight -
leaves blown
into a corner
amang the aipples
reid nebs

among the apples
red faces