Friday, May 29, 2015

a shilfie  -
sae colourfou
it sud threip

a chaffinch  -
so colourful
it should speak

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

on a shank
coo persel

on a stalk
cow parsley

Monday, May 25, 2015

tentie o the bygaun burn
a hauflin
taen tent o bi a bodach

watching the passing stream
a youth
watched by an old man

Saturday, May 23, 2015

backlan kettle  -
granny wows thaim
wi'r gowan- cheens

ghetto picnic  -
grandmother  wows them
with her daisy-chains

Friday, May 22, 2015

granfaither an bairn  -
fingers in's baird

grandfather and child  -
fingers in his beard

Sunday, May 17, 2015

craw cecks  -
a fite muin
showls i the burn

crow shits  -
a white moon
distorts in the stream

Friday, May 15, 2015

craw hunkers aside me
blenkin a morse code
wi thae eerie een

crow sits beside me
blinking a morse code
with those weird eyes
soond o rowin chuckies  -
craw fushin
i the shallaes

sound of rolling rocks  -
crow  fishing
in the shallows

Monday, May 11, 2015

dunt on the kist  -
yirth frae an Irish brae
tae a Scots brae

thump on the coffin  -
earth from an Irish hill
to a Scottish hill

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

sparks skite
athort the gless
...dauncers on ice

raindrops skid
across the glass
...dancers on ice

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

throuch gean flourish
the weet  -
sterny  plainstanes

through cherry blossom
the rain  -
starry pavement

Monday, May 04, 2015

hauf-wey up
the cherry tree  --  snail
husnae leukit doon yit!

half-way up 
the cherry tree  -  snail
hasn't looked down yet!
bowsie bawdrons
losses agane
...speuggies hunker chirmin

fat cat
loses again
...sparrows sit singing

Saturday, May 02, 2015

craw dooks's breid
i the burn

crow dips his bread
in the stream
mouin butteries:
her quate leid
...the gean

uttering butterflies:
her silent language
...the rose
doverin lang  -
the tulips
this year

sleeping late  -
the tulips
this year
voar drames
in yalla:

spring dreams
in yellow: