Friday, December 30, 2016

ceilidh  -
on siller streengs
attercap polkas




barn dance  -
on silver strings
spider polkas
hairst leaves:
wunter midden bree  -
ruits bidin thair retour




autumn leaves:
winter mulch  -
roots await their return
fou muin  -
yirth
claucht in'ts heidlichts




full moon  -
earth
caught in its headlights

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

waukrife
...ettlin tae pit ower
her drame leid




sleepless
...trying to translate
her dream language

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

efter the blowster
the sea souchin
it ma feet




after the storm
the sea sighing
at my feet

Saturday, December 24, 2016

crescent muin  -
bygane cluds
garrin it smirk




crescent moon  -
passing clouds
making it smile
Yule e'en  -
a hameless an's dug
wairmer ilk ither




Christmas eve  -
a homeless and his dog
warming each other

Thursday, December 22, 2016

she dovers
unner a crescent muin  -
Yule roon the cunyie




she sleeps
under a crescent moon  -
Christmas round the corner

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

kinetic airt...
fleggin
the burds




kinetic art...
frightening
the birds

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Aleppo
whaur'r yer flooers
...bobs fir the deid




Aleppo
where are your flowers
...bunches for the dead
maws skirl
ower brock  -
reid rab hunkers in's brawness




gulls shriek
over scraps  -
a robin sits in his elegance
Yule lichts
turnt on  -
here, rodden berries hing




Christmas lights
switched on  -
here, rowan berries hang





Monday, December 19, 2016

craws
an a reuk  -
sican ill-colourt day




crows
and a rook  -
such a colourless day

Thursday, December 15, 2016

arthritis  -
she sneds the tae-nails
he cannae rax tae




arthritis  -
she cuts the toe-nails
he can't reach

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

geese win awa  -
deuks soom
makkin thair ain v's




geese leave  -
ducks swim
creating their own v's

Monday, December 12, 2016

dawin
reid rab
...peerie sperk




dawn
a robin
...little spark
Yule caird
frae the Haly Lan  -
thay hae colourt the snaw reid




Christmas card
from the Holy Land  -
they've coloured the snow red

Sunday, December 11, 2016

danderin awa
frae yit anither
crematorium




walking away
from yet another
crematorium

Saturday, December 10, 2016

quattin the kirk  -
a sea
o fite heids




leaving church  -
a sea
of white heads

Sunday, December 04, 2016

snaggit
on the pikit weir
woo'n wund




snagged
on the barbed-wire
wool and wind
wran keeks oot
frae the rowan berries
...her dreidlock beads




wren peeps out
from the rowan berries
...her dreadlock beads

Saturday, December 03, 2016

i the burn's derk
keekin-gless
derker sheddaes




in the stream's
dark mirror
darker shadows

Friday, December 02, 2016

sin
ahint the birk
...bonnie brooch




sun
behind the birch
...beautiful brooch