Tuesday, April 07, 2020

lockdoon  -
muin it the winnock
aw fause face

lockdown  -
moon at the window
all facemask

Sunday, April 05, 2020

...and palms before my feet'  -
no the-day

...and palms before my feet'  -
not today

(Palm sunday 2020)

Friday, April 03, 2020

virus apairtness  -
e'en the daffins
skew thair heids awa

virus distancing  -
even the daffodils
turn their heads away

Thursday, April 02, 2020

voar aince mair  -
aneath the nail-horns

spring again  -
beneath the fingernails

Sunday, March 29, 2020

lockdoon  -
gean floorish
cum  an gane...alane

lockdown  -
cherry blossom
come and gone...alone

Saturday, March 21, 2020

coronavirus  -
the bairns waff, granny greits
ahint steekit winnocks

coronavirus  -
the children wave, grandma cries
behind closed windows

Thursday, March 19, 2020

fauty can-apener  -
bluid i the beans

faulty tin-opener  -
blood in the beans

Saturday, March 14, 2020

blue bonnets'
dawn chorus  -  spatrels
on a stave o brainches

blue tits'
dawn chorus  -
notes on a stave of branches

Monday, March 09, 2020

rugby practeese  -
they hyst'm heich
...his haunprent agin the sin

rugby practice  -
they hoist him high
...his handprint against the sun

Saturday, March 07, 2020

saft  souch  -
the skwurrel chynges
frae grey tae siller

gentle breeze  -
the squirrel changes
from grey to silver

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Yoga i the perk  -
voar flooers

Yoga in the park  -
spring flowers

autistic laddie
blithe i the sin
...hodden, a bleck bawdrons snokes

autistic boy
glorying in the sun
...hidden, a black cat hunts

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

bleckie's neb
sic a dreich mornin

blackbird's beak
such a dull morning
the yirth draws slaw
ower a hinmaist stane
...grannie's but'n'ben

the earth slowly covers
a last stone
...grandmother's cottage

Sunday, February 23, 2020

climate chynge  -
maws soomin
i the tattie dreels

climate change  -
gulls swimming
in the potato furrows

Thursday, February 20, 2020

canada geese
hae drapt by  -
arctic wunds i thair weengs

canada geese
have dropped in  -
arctic winds in their wings

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

MS  -
his nummin mou
words left hingin

MS  -
his numbing lips
a suspeded sentence

Sunday, February 16, 2020

mornin Mass  -
throuch the apen door
the snowk o new-bakit breid

morning Mass  -
through the open door
the smell of new-baked bread

Monday, February 10, 2020

wunter nicht 
fou muin an sterns
...a snawbaw fecht

winter night 
full moon and stars
...a snowball fight

Sunday, February 09, 2020

weet fir days  -
oorie vices
i the rone-pipes

rain for days  -
eerie voices
in the drainpipes

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

pianny practeese  -
i the gairden a maggie
wund lipperin its fedders

piano practise  -
in the garden a magpie
wind rippling its feathers

Monday, February 03, 2020

saw nebs gaither
females gae unner  -  fegs!
houghmagandie in cauld watter

goosanders gather
females go under  -  ugh!
sex in cold water

Saturday, February 01, 2020

throuch the scrappie's
...oorie orchestral

through the scrap yard
...eerie orchestral

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

telegraph wires
throuch the firs
speuggies cryin

telegraph wires
through the pine trees
sparrows calling
holocaust day  -
frae a stoppit train
a cailleach blaws a pree

holocaust day  -
from a stopped train
an old lady blows  a kiss

Saturday, January 25, 2020

faur aff lichtnin

distant lightning
on a leash  -
the bodach
an's dug

on a lead  -
the old man
and his dog

Monday, January 20, 2020

sweilin sweilin
til't jalouses the sooth  -
lane guis

circling circling
until it senses the south  -
lone goose

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

the blowster's won in:
a pickle notes i the lum
syne a hale rhythm section

the storm's arrived:
a few notes in the chimney
then the whole rhythm section

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

throuch a freesty scab
voar shuits

through a frosty scab
spring shoots

Thursday, January 09, 2020

amang bleck brainches
a bleck burd
...wunter negative

among black branches
a black bird
...winter negative

Thursday, January 02, 2020

the Yule-tree stern
bund in deidly threids

the Christmas-tree star
bound in deadly threads

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

reengin the bath
fir yestreen's attercap
...he goves frae the ceilin

searching the bath
for yesterday's spider
...he watches from the ceiling