Sunday, November 30, 2014

byler bylin  -
the bairn skirls
at arabesques o steam

kettle boiling  -
the child squeals
at arabesques of steam

Saturday, November 29, 2014

a singul straik  -
hern raxin
frae yirth tae lift

a single stroke  -
heron stretching
from earth to sky

Thursday, November 27, 2014

twa staps
in'r zimmer
...yince queen o the jive

two steps
in her zimmer
...once queen of the jive

Sunday, November 23, 2014

calligraphy o cheer-legs
throuch's preachin

calligraphy of chair-legs
during his sermon

Friday, November 21, 2014

wi ghaists agane
the blues

with ghosts again
the blues

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

burn in spate  -
rodden berries

flooded stream  -
rowan berries
washed clean

Monday, November 17, 2014

addict  -
cuddlin the rose
bleedin frae the breer

addict  -
hugging the rose
bleeding from the thorn

Saturday, November 08, 2014

turnt tae the muin  -
her bricht
smirkin neb

turned to the moon  -
her bright
smiling face

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

her auld dug's deid  -
ilka day
she straivaigs its ghaist

her old dog is dead  -
every day
she walks its ghost

Monday, November 03, 2014

aw saints' day  -
a witchie's bunnet
rowes alang the causey

all saints' day  -
a witch's hat
rolls along the street

Sunday, November 02, 2014

maple tree
leafless  -
derk arteries

maple tree
leafless  -
dark arteries

Saturday, November 01, 2014

tea wi the abbot  -
straeberry jeely
on's chin

tea with the abbot  -
strawberry jam
on his chin

a bing
o nebless

a pile
of expressionless