Wednesday, July 27, 2016

treen merkit wi an X  -
neist year
nae freenly shed

trees marked with an X  -
next year
no friendly shade

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

craw risps
an edge tae the mornin  -
the jakie glowers

crow rasps
an edge to the morning  -
the wino glares

Monday, July 25, 2016

throuch the auld hoose  -
ghaists appenin doors  

through the old house  -
ghosts opening doors

Saturday, July 16, 2016

a reid tash spreidin  -
his drapt jaur
o ladylanders

a red stain spreading  -
his dropped jar
of ladybirds

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

they pynt tae a stern:
her deid dug  -
whilk stern wull they pick fir me?

they point to a star:
her dead dog  -
which star will they choose for me?

Sunday, July 10, 2016

auld tarry-breeks
in's shooglin cherr
myndin the ocean

old sailor
in his rocking chair
remembering the ocean

Friday, July 08, 2016

days o weet  -
on the muive

days of rain  -
on the move
youthie craw
greitin fir mait  -
reid o's craig

young crow
crying for food  -
red of his throat

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

pluffin thayr e-fags be draigons!

puffing their e-cigarettes be dragons!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

jyner's fooneral  -
a life cleedin timmer
the day timmer cleeds him

joiner's funeral  -
a life dressing timber
today timber dresses him

Saturday, July 02, 2016

nebbin a stieve souch
they aye heeld forrit memorial

facing a stiff breeze
they still lean forward
...war memorial

Friday, July 01, 2016

in french perks
thrissels growe
...seeds frae hame

in french fields
thistles grow
...seeds from home