Wednesday, April 29, 2009

burds gaither -
the beadle
slawly mizzlin

birds gather -
the gravedigger
slowly disappearing

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

maw's sheddae
athort the burn
the fisher kets's heuk

gull's shadow
across the stream
the angler casts his hook

Monday, April 27, 2009

ootby ma winnock
in bawdrons' green een
sheddae o a nieve

outside my window
in cat's green eyes
shadow of a fist
the bairn's derk fingers
kinchin's mither's herr

the child's dark fingers
knotting his mother's hair

Saturday, April 25, 2009

sweirt watter -
sauch's sheddae
thair an yit no thair

lazy river -
willow's shadow
there and yet not there

Thursday, April 23, 2009

on the wey
tae the rugby:
rosettes o aipple flourish

on the way
to the rugby match:
rosettes of apple blossom
a tide o fitecaps -
on the girse
magnolia petals

an ocean of whitecaps -
on the grass
magnolia petals

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Yirth Day -
amang the sterns
a gairden

Earth Day -
amongst the stars
a garden

(this appeared in a sequence on Gillena cox's
web page celebrating Earth Day)
fankilt bummer:
wund frae's weengs
shills ma fingers

trapped bumble-bee:
wind from its wings
chills my fingers

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

on waste grun
they argie -
thrissels' glaizie stugs

on waste ground
they argue -
thistles' glittering spikes
weet throuch
gean flourish:
neb-pentin the bodach

rain through
cherry blossom:
face-painting the old man

Monday, April 20, 2009

her laddie scauls'r:
her dementia
pouin oot the flooers

her son scolds her:
her dementia
pulling out the flowers
i the gean flourish

in the cherry blossom

Sunday, April 19, 2009

i the sin, the jakie
muives's yill
intae's bouk's sheddae

in the sun, the wino
moves his beer
into his body's shadow

Friday, April 17, 2009

drapt i the dub -
muin wammles awa

dropped in the pool -
moon wriggles away
on a snell wund
gean flourish

on a cold wind
cherry blossom

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

pink freith
o gean flourish -
speuggies dookin

pink froth
of cherry blossom -
sparrows bathing

Saturday, April 11, 2009

pish-the-beds -
a'ready jalousin
the ghaists ye'll turn tae

dandelions -
already imagining
the ghosts you'll become

Friday, April 10, 2009

fou muin -
her goonie
a silken haip on the flair

full moon -
her nightgown
a silken heap on the floor

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

her shock:
the faw'n neb
the feart gran-bairns

her stroke:
the fallen face
the frightened grandchildren
saw neb
heid in'ts weeng - fleein
in anither dramescape

head in its wing - flying
in another dreamscape

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

muinlicht -
gean flourish
sens it back

moonlight -
cherry blossom
sends it back
furst deuklins -
yalla een

first ducklings -
yellow eyes
gean flourish
flutherin doon:
haps the swan

cherry blossom
fluttering down:
covers the swan

Monday, April 06, 2009

tint whalp -
frae the daffins

lost puppy -
from the daffodils
wino -
in's een

wino -
in his eyes

Thursday, April 02, 2009

owerhingin forsythia:
the burn
hotterin yalla

overhanging forsythia:
the stream
bubbling yellow

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

agin the blae lift
gean flourish

against the blue sky
cherry blossom