Friday, March 30, 2007

unweelness gane -
at the winnock her bricht een
forsythia- lit

illness gone -
at the window her bright eyes
forsythia- lit

Thursday, March 29, 2007

cluds furmin
moutenin -
Lady's dowie vice

clouds forming
dissolving -
Lady's sad voice

(for Billie Holiday)
his furst veesit
tae the clinic -
a wab streens i the wund

his first visit
to the clinic -
a web strains in the wind
mornin deow -
ilka bledd o girse

morning dew -
every blade of grass
back on'ts heels -
wirm losses

back on its heels -
worm loses

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

kirkyaird gien ower
lairstanes cowpt ...aye
the daffins mynd on

derelict churchyard
headstones toppled...still
the daffodils remember
craws gae haufers
on a chinky
...thair chopstick nebs

crows share
a spilt chinese meal
...their chopstick beaks

Saturday, March 24, 2007

day aff -
the baunker
coonts's daffins

day off -
the banker
counts his daffodils
bi the Madonna's shrine
a camellia buss -
buds reiddenin blately

by the Madonna's shrine
a camellia bush -
buds reddening shyly

Friday, March 23, 2007

scuil-bell - the sotter
cuils tae wammly raws
aside the stane crocodile

school-bell - the chaos
cools to wriggly lines
beside the stone crocodile
on the tree
a kervit hert
whaur the trunk sinders

on the tree
a carved heart
where the trunk seperates

Thursday, March 22, 2007

craw widdie
twa craws muve in -
she sens'm oot fir browls

two crows move in -
she sends him out for twigs
deid mappie - thae fur-lined

dead rabbit -
...all those fur-lined
mappie's neb etten
...a hinmaist muin
in tod's ee

rabbit's face eaten
...a last moon
in fox's eye

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

furst day o voar
smirks brustin oot

first day of spring
smiles bursting out

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

anither yirdin -
craw in's bleck's

another funeral -
crow in his black

Monday, March 19, 2007

snell day
the tinker's baries
her guidman's gowden cheens

cold day
the gypsy's bare feet
her husband's golden chains

Sunday, March 18, 2007

mither's day
athort her photy
sheddae o a burd

mother's day
across her photograph
shadow of a bird
furst snaw
on the tosie brainches

first snow
on the warm branches

Friday, March 16, 2007

wunter wisteria
huils hing
...bawkies i ma drames

winter wisteria
pods hang
...bats in my dreams
craw stots narrer
cocks's heid at oor leid:
suddron in a gylick lan

crow hops nearer
cocks his head at our language:
english in a gaelic land
lum reek liggs flet
howf winnocks shak
...tin fussle spring

chimney smoke lies flat
pub windows shake
...tin whistle reel

Thursday, March 15, 2007

skirlin saws aw day -
the nicht oor neibour's lichts
rax oot till us

screaming saws all day -
tonight our neighbour's lights
reach out to us
douce reek
o brennin scrogs heaves
...speirins o a fere's daith

sweet incense
of burning brushwood rises of a friend's death
haudin by the hospice -
suddentlie wintin
tae find masel fir kernels

passing the hospice -
suddenly wanting
to feel myself for lumps

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

craw nest biggin -
his baird
o swansdoon

crow nest building -
his beard
of swansdown

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

bi the weir cairn
the gean's flourish
cum an gane

by the war memorial
the cherry tree's blossom
come and gone

Monday, March 12, 2007

on her nest
deuk skews her ee
a clud faws in

on her nest
duck turns her eye
a cloud falls in
bawdrons streeks i the sin
gean sproots dae the samen

cat streches in the sun
above him
cherry buds do the same
brummle buss sprootin
deep doon
the fruit's bree gaitherin

bramble bush budding
deep down
the fruit's juices gathering
efter the onding -
she cycles shooglie lik
atween the cluds

after the shower -
she cycles shakily
between the clouds

Sunday, March 11, 2007

hailin mass: hailie uilie
fous ma luif's lifeline -
a first meysie smirks

healing mass: holy oil
fills my palm's lifeline -
a first primrose smiles
o the hail wuid
myndin the peerie
raing o daffins

of the whole forest
remembering the tiny
ring of daffodils

Saturday, March 10, 2007

nestin time
craw goves
intae the derk lum

nesting time
crow gazes
into the dark chimney
derk cluds rowe awa -
a craw sowps
frae glaizie tractor-steids

dark clouds roll away -
a crow drinks
from glittering tractor-tracks
hairst muin:
on a throu-gaun bus
ilka neb reflecks

harvest moon:
on a passing bus
every face reflects
coble hindert -
we hunker tentie
o the maws lavein

ferry-boat cancelled -
we sit watching
the gulls leave

Saturday, March 03, 2007

jazz souchs
throuch the gairden
awthing shaks a fit

jazz wafts
through the garden
everything dances
voar mornin -
a chiel

spring morning -
a man

Friday, March 02, 2007

gurly lift
a siller birk stauns
wildfire on the brae

stormy sky
a silver birch stands
lightning on the hill

Thursday, March 01, 2007

her spleet-new robes
...her lick

her new robes
...her speed
parkit, tentie:
jazz upmak - asweil's

parked, listening:
jazz improvisation - plus
tide's oot
maws an boaties
lie at peace

tide's out
gulls and boats
sitting motionless
mairch wunds -
lichtenin, derkenin

march winds -
lightening, darkening