Wednesday, December 30, 2009

advent caunle:
gied itsel
tae enlichten

advent candle:
gave itself
to enlighten

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

craws an maws
a skirlin bourach - gin
aw that's left's a maggie

crows and gulls
a screaming melee - until
all that's left's a magpie
athort the perk
a rowed up snawbaw's derk peth
...fou muin

across the field
a rolled up snowball's dark path
...full moon

Monday, December 28, 2009

wrocht frae tides
oor snawman -
the fou muin hus'm heeldin

made from oceans
our snowman -
the full moon has him leaning
perishin kirk -
frae the meenister's mou
ghaists o Yules bygane

freezing church -
from the minister's mouth
ghosts of Christmasses past

Saturday, December 26, 2009

wunter waddin -
bride-fite perks,
a bob o hollin berries

winter wedding -
bride-white fields,
a posy of holly berries
bleckie -
frae burd-bath tae burd-bath
fundin anerly snaw

blackbird -
from bird-bath to bird-bath
finding only snow

Monday, December 21, 2009

snawman -
fir craw a mindin:
carrot een

snowman -
for crow a gift:
carrot eyes

Sunday, December 20, 2009

bath-watter gurlin
doon the jaw-hole -
the hoose less lanely

bath-water gurgling
down the plug-hole -
the house less lonely

Saturday, December 19, 2009

furst onfaw
... seelant

first snowfall
... silent

Thursday, December 17, 2009

hoaspice veesitin oor -
the wappin beds

hospice visiting hour -
the enormous beds
saicont snaw shour -
fouin a jeegsaw's
amissin pairts

second snow shower -
filling a jigsaw's
missing pieces

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

blinterin lunt -
hure: her neb a
mamentary brichtness

flickering match -
prostitute: her face a
momentary brightness

Friday, December 11, 2009

oot frae jeelin rouk:
a chiel
makkin rouk

out from freezing fog:
a man
making fog

Thursday, December 10, 2009

spate quallt -
i the glaur a deid tod
his bunt yin gentie straik

flood abated -
in the mud a dead fox
his tail one elegant stroke

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Yule lichts -
on the gean tree
jeelt sparks

Christmas lights -
on the cherry tree
frozen raindrops

Saturday, December 05, 2009

furst tae wauken:
liggin hearkenin
tae'r drame

first to waken:
lying listening
to her dream

Thursday, December 03, 2009

speirins o a daith -
the nicht the muin an e
baith i thair founess

news of a death -
tonight the moon and he
both in their fullness