Saturday, July 29, 2017

on the waashin rope
shooglin thirsels dry

on the washing line
shaking themselves dry

Thursday, July 27, 2017

a thochtie phone caw  -
ettlin tae mak
faither youthie  agane

a worried phone call  -
trying to make
father young again

thristles  -
pittin on
thayr purpie bunnets

thistles  -
putting on
their purple bonnets

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

hauf doverin
bi the watterside  -
furst cluds, syne swans, haud by

half asleep
on the riverbank  -
first clouds, then swans, pass by

Monday, July 24, 2017

the dung-doon site
a'ready a pictur
o wullflooers

the demolition site
already a picture
of wildflowers

Monday, July 17, 2017

a bleckie chirms  -
the mornin glories'r
aw lugs

a blackbird sings  -
the morning glories
are all ears
junkie  -
a mornin snowk
o champit sitherwid

junkie  -
a morning snort
of crushed southernwood

Friday, July 14, 2017

pilkin fruit  -
thayr hauns tig
clam wi luve

picking fruit  -
their hands touch
sticky with love
ceetie maws
doverin on the lum
...dramein o swaws?

city gulls
dozing on the chimney
...dreaming of waves?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

biggin thair nest
...a gemme o jaik straes

 building their nest
...a game of jack straws

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

on a clinty strand
his priesthood endit  -
a hern skares's quate

on a rocky shore
his priesthood ended  -
a heron shares his silence

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

gala day  -
wellies it the door
pensils o lichtnin

gala day  -
wellingtons at the door
streamers of lightning

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

mawin the girss  -
bummers stoor fir
the hinmaist dod o sookie

mowing the lawn  -
bees race for
the last patch of clover

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

anither year
the circus retours

the yearly circus
doonpoor  -
the abbot's
rainbowe colourt umberellae

monsoon  -
the abbot's
rainbow coloured umbrella

Saturday, July 01, 2017

athort the loch
the hoolet's skelloch

across the lake
the owl's cry
the dule
o fumeless

the sadness
of perfumeless