Monday, June 28, 2010

sundoon -
a reid snuid
in'r herr

sunset -
a red ribbon
in her hair
auld actor
a heid fou o vices
...wunners whilk yin's heez

old thespian
a head full of voices
...wonders which one's his

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

on heich brandering
brickies -
sin amang thair yalla helmets

on high scaffolding
bricklayers -
sun among their yellow helmets
in ma faither's bunnet:
springheid o drames

in my father's hat:
source of dreams

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

clints washt
intae the burn:
cheengin'ts tune

rocks washed
into the stream:
changing its melody
solstice -
the muin wytein on
the day tae en

solstice -
the moon waiting
for the day to end

Saturday, June 19, 2010

scuil sports -
crans, swith
amang the childers' feet

sports day -
swifts, swift
among the childrens' feet

Thursday, June 17, 2010

in a net o sheddaes

in a net of shadows

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

deid sodgers hame-comin -
o broozilt flooers

dead soldiers returning -
of crushed flowers

(Wooton Basset:Wiltshire)

Monday, June 14, 2010

jowin the bell
the nun's airms heave an faw
...angel weengs

ringing the bell
the nun's arms rise and fall
...angel wings

Sunday, June 13, 2010

on the zendo's
sheenin flair
bygaun cluds

on the zendo's
polished floor
passing clouds

(mainichi daily news)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

day-daw -
a maw tilts;
sheens licht intae ma chaumer

dawn -
a gull tilts;
shines light into my room

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

frae'r peerie hoose
aye the fleetchin -
thrang blue bonnet

from her tiny house
constant pleading -
busy blue tit

Sunday, June 06, 2010

weet nicht -
o the leaves

wet night -
of the leaves

Saturday, June 05, 2010

the irish bard's
ripplin souch -
a cailleach wyvein

the irish poet's
purling language -
an old lady knitting

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

waddin day -
a butterie fidderin
throuch thair sheddaes' herts

wedding day -
a butterfly fluttering
through their shadows' hearts
gean flourish
fawin aboot the gangrel
...colourfou clouts

cherry blossom
falling about the tramp
...colourful rags
the auld dorbie
smoorit wi lairstane stour

the old mason
covered with gravestone dust