Monday, February 28, 2011

ablow the brig
a lown puil - a dauner
intae the pictur

below the bridge
a still pool - I wander
into the picture

Thursday, February 24, 2011

furst gran-bairn -
balloons leasht tae the yett
...swellt chists

first grandchild -
balloons tied to the gate
...swollen chests

Sunday, February 20, 2011

i the birk's
bricht brainches a craw's nest:
derk slum

in the birch's
bright branches a crow's nest:
dark slum

Friday, February 18, 2011

voar mornin -
the hedge
chirms fir aw'ts wirth

spring morning -
the hedge
sings for all its worth

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

the auld fushwife
sits steekin -
her siller needle dertin

the old fishwife
sits sewing -
her silver needle darting

Monday, February 14, 2011

valentine's day -
a furst daffin
apens its hert

valentine's day -
a first daffodil
opens its heart

Thursday, February 10, 2011

oot frae the x-ray dept.
intae the sin apened flooer

out from the x-ray dept.
into the sun opened flower

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

linn -
throuch the pearl's rouk
the bodach skews

waterfall -
through the cataract's mist
the old man squints

Saturday, February 05, 2011

amang the snawdraps:
the coot's bunt

among the snowdrops:
the coot's tail

Thursday, February 03, 2011

o a stane drapt
...whaur the makar gaed ablow

of a stone dropped
...where the poet went under
on the snawdraps

on the snowdrops

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

twa craws
dice up ilk ither:
graithin fir voar

two crows
preen each other:
dressing for spring