Wednesday, September 25, 2013

the haar

the mist

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

fest wi the jazz
o the burn

engrossed in the jazz
of the stream

Monday, September 23, 2013

she steeks a gornal
ontae ma sark
...hyne awa muin

she sews a button
onto my shirt
...distant moon
aye on the tree -
a bairn's teethmerks

still on the tree -
a child's toothmarks

Friday, September 20, 2013

fou muin -
on the cunyie
a hooer's paewae neb

full moon -
on the corner
a prostitute's pale face

Thursday, September 19, 2013

hairst -
ower faw'n fegs
bawdrons an wesp scoorin

autumn -
over fallen figs
cat and wasp sparring

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

gran-bairn's veesit -
the morn
a 'super-glue' day

grandchild's visit -
a 'super-glue' day

Saturday, September 14, 2013

thair shanks
a dour ABC -
deid jenny-nettles

their legs
a grim alphabet -
dead crane flies

Thursday, September 12, 2013

hairst -
throuch the wuids
a gowden burn

autumn -
through the woods
a golden stream

(Mainichi Daily News)

Friday, September 06, 2013

the makar's but-an-ben:
nae Telly
juist a clog ingle

the poet's cottage:
no T.V.
just a log fire