Saturday, January 30, 2010

she cycles by
her wheels aglister -
sin an muin i the lift

she cycles past
her wheels aglitter -
sun and moon in the sky

Thursday, January 28, 2010

fou muin
at the winnock -
the bairn sooks'r mulk

full moon
at the window -
the child sucks her milk

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

the pallbearers:
nae scrum
sae tichtly bund

the pallbearers:
no scrum
so tightly bound

(for Bill McLaren 1923-2010
rugby commentator and Gentleman)

Monday, January 25, 2010

at the winnock:
craw spreids a weeng
o derk pens

at the window:
crow spreads a wing
of dark quills

Sunday, January 24, 2010

bowlie tae the licht -
the crippilt laddie reflecks

bent to the light -
the crippled boy ponders

Friday, January 22, 2010

peerie dub
tae the heivens

tiny puddle
to the heavens

Thursday, January 21, 2010

a fund key -
a nock
braks's lown

a found key -
a clock
breaks his silence

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

a dowie tooter -
new orleans kens

a sad cornet -
new orleans knows

Sunday, January 17, 2010

burn in spate -
a reid baw boabbin
airtin fir sundoon

flooded stream -
a red ball bobbing
heading for sunset

Friday, January 15, 2010

wheelchair bund
she flees'r draigon -
her sowl toves

wheelchair bound
she flies her kite -
her soul soars

Thursday, January 14, 2010

snaw-shuils scartin
thrawin sidelins the hap

snow-shovels scraping
throwing aside the blanket

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

burds craik -
platches o green
throuch the snaw

birds clamour -
patches of green
through the snow

Friday, January 08, 2010

peerie fite dug
tint i the snaw
...follaein a yalla steid

little white dog
lost in the snow
...following a yellow trail

Thursday, January 07, 2010

wunter -
lang eeshogel

winter -
long icicle

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

towsy dug
baird fou o snaw -
gye lik masel

shaggy dog
beard full of snow -
very like myself
wunterscape -
oan a fite cannas
inker-bleck treen

winterscape -
on a white canvas
ink-black trees

Monday, January 04, 2010

spyog-prents athort the snaw -
towmond o the teeger

new year's day
paw-prints across the snow -
year of the tiger

Saturday, January 02, 2010

in the ingle agane
bricht lowes

in the hearth again
bright flames

(Mainichi Daily News)