Saturday, August 29, 2009

blawin in -
pish-the-bed's hinmaist day

blowing in -
dandelion clock's last day

Friday, August 28, 2009

meditation chaumer
tuim mind craiks

meditation room
empty mind creaks
doontoon tooter -
ghaists daunce
a whilie

downtown trumpet -
ghosts dance
a while

Thursday, August 27, 2009

puddock plowpin
intae the dub
steerin the sterns

frog plopping
into the pond
disturbing the stars

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

athort the watter
a daunce-baund:
kipples fushtail an snuve

across the river
a dance-band:
couples fishtail and glide

Sunday, August 23, 2009

licht reflecks
frae the Guid Buik -
the altar-laddie's neb sheens

light reflects
from the open bible -
the altar-boy's face shines
Kirstenin mornin -
the clematis
strinkles me wi draps

Christening morning -
the clematis
sprinkles me with drops

Friday, August 21, 2009

sweelin wund
feezin aff
the flourishins

swirling wind
the blossoms

Thursday, August 20, 2009

watterside treen
cowpt -
fush throuch the brainches

riverside trees
toppled -
fish through the branches

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

derk watter -
frae a burd
a hert-brakkin sang

dark river -
from a bird
a heart-breaking song

(for Billie Holiday)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

furst tryst -
mither's weir-pent
ower's plooks

first date -
mother's make-up
over his acne
a wesp's byke - skirls
frae the slawest rinner

a wasp's nest - screams
from the slowest runner

Monday, August 17, 2009

o duntin umberellaes -
burn o bricht wrack

of bumping umbrellas -
stream of bright flotsam
a peerie dug
at the wund

a tiny dog
at the wind

Friday, August 14, 2009

a train dirls ower
the airches - hameless
he drames anither life

a train rattles over
the arches - homeless
he dreams anither life

Thursday, August 13, 2009

drave boats -
ruggin the err apairt

herring boats -
tearing the air apart

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

muinlit vennel -
a wab
o glentin wires

moonlit alley -
a web
of glittering needles

Monday, August 10, 2009

butteries in a raw -
a conga
throuch the gairden

butterflies in a line-
a conga
through the garden
athort the rose petal
yalla beads rowe
...plash transparently

across the rose petal
yellow beads roll
...cascade transparently

Sunday, August 09, 2009

auld attercap
wirkin'r wab -
granny wyevin

old spider
working her web -
grandmother knitting

Saturday, August 08, 2009

kestin'r breid
the swan wins tae'r -
doontoon Leda

casting her bread
the swan comes to her -
downtown Leda
i the gairden
aipples beamin

in the garden
apples blushing

Friday, August 07, 2009

mornin incaains
threidin throuch
the maw-greit

morning prayers
threading through
the gull-cry

Thursday, August 06, 2009

cum an gane

come and gone

Monday, August 03, 2009

muin atween the cluds -
a fite bawdrons
snuves ahint the fence

moon between the clouds -
a white cat
glides behind the fence