Wednesday, April 27, 2011

the auld clishmaclaver  -
her mools
narrest the squaiky yett

the old gossip  -
her grave
nearest the squeaky gate

Saturday, April 23, 2011

the day I glisked
the yalla gowan's ghaist 
afore it sauntit

today I glimpsed
the dandelion's ghost
before it disappeared

Thursday, April 21, 2011

i the priest's gairden
Easter robes
o the fite haw-tree

in the priest's garden
Easter robes
of white hawthorn
alang the burnside
Lenten robes
o purpie lilyoak

along the riverside
Lenten robes
of purple lilac

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

spadesfou o yirth
lowpin frae a bore  -
sang o the hoddit chiel

shovelsfull of earth
leaping from a hole  -
song of the unseen man

Monday, April 18, 2011

his hameless chiel's neb
hauns threipin tae Goad
the towe streetchin tae heiven

his homeless man's face
hands talking to God
the rope stretching to heaven

(St John Ogilivie by Peter  Howson)

Friday, April 15, 2011

fooneral mornin  -
maws wauken me
wi thair greitin

funeral morning  -
gulls waken me
with their keening

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

amang the gean tree's
tosie petals
bummers rhapsodize

among the cherry tree's
warm petals
bees rhapsodize

Thursday, April 07, 2011

sauch primpin in green  -
oot ower the lugs
i the burn's keekin-gless

willow dressing in green  -
in the stream's looking-glass

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

camellia flourishin  -
a hunner craigs

camellia blossoming  -
a hundred throats

Sunday, April 03, 2011

the claggie spreid
o faw'n fegs  -  wesps
deein clean awa wi't

the sticky spread
of fallen figs  -  wasps
dying ecstatically