Tuesday, March 31, 2009

airlie mornin maw -
a craikin door
apens intae voar

early morning gull -
a creaking door
opens into spring
the bodach sets doon -
wi the cluds

the old man sits down -
with the clouds

Friday, March 27, 2009

waukrife -
his pillae
fou o vices

sleepless -
his pillow
full of voices
a tirl -
daffins heeld
lips tae lugs

a gentle breeze -
daffodils lean
lips to ears

Thursday, March 26, 2009

sea braise -
its dowie een
i the sinlicht

sea bream -
its sad eyes
in the sunlight
furst gean flourish:
rowin awa

first cherry blossom:
rolling away

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

the cailleach
thraws up'r leerie -
magnolia flourish

the old lady
turns-up her lamp -
magnolia blossom
abuin the blues howff:
skimmerin skeengies
o lichtnin

above the blues club:
shimmering strings
of lightning

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

new tramwey -
in heich brainches
punlers yatterin

new tramway -
in high branches
lumberjacks chattering
i the perk:
a youthie collie
ettles tae haud the craws

in the park:
a young sheepdog
tries to round up the crows

Monday, March 23, 2009

merch wunds -
a bygaun clud
a muckle swan

march winds -
a passing cloud
a huge swan

Friday, March 20, 2009

daffin at the baw -
lauchter amang the burdsang

playing football -
laughter amongst the birdsong

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

frae ahint cluds
the sin -
a bob o daffins

from behind clouds
the sun -
a posy of daffodils

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

he shops -
she coories, tentie
o the derk craws gaitherin

he shops -
she sits, watching
the dark crows gathering

Monday, March 16, 2009

swan i this peerie dub:
preein the tide
i the weet

swan in this tiny pond:
tasting the ocean
in the rain
airlie mornin dauner -
the err guffin
o brent tost

early morning stroll -
the air smelling
of burnt toast

Sunday, March 15, 2009



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

in a thrang causey:
the seelence
o leaves unfurlin

in a busy street:
the silence
of leaves unfurling

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

voar yirdin -
cannily intae the yirth
cannily hapt

spring funeral -
carefully into the earth
carefully covered

Monday, March 09, 2009

anither auld fere's
cremation -
feelin the hait

another old friend's
cremation -
feeling the heat

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

furst gean flourishins:
threy anely
tae kinnle the brainch

first cherry blossoms:
three only
to kindle the branch

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

licht throuch a hinmaist
vause o daffins
lichtens's oorie een

light through a last
vase of daffodils
brightens his fearful eyes

Monday, March 02, 2009

abuin the sheuch
navvies' heids -
bricht meysies

above the trench
labourers' heads -
bright primroses