Monday, April 30, 2007

ma freen's dug
taigils me in'ts leash -
voar jig...fir threy

my friend's dog
tangles me in its lead -
spring jig...for three
abuin the deid daffins
aipple-flourish -
on an on...wizzen's sets

above the dead daffodils
apple-blossom -
on and's shapes
on the lown watter
swan's sheddae-shaw:
a swan preenin

on the still water
swan's shadow-show:
a swan preening

Saturday, April 28, 2007

gean flourish
shours doon -
mensefu clappin frae the cress

cherry blossom
showers down -
polite applause from the crease

(cricket match)

Friday, April 27, 2007

in the burn's blinter
lang sheddae

in the stream's glitter
long shadow
the tottie reenges -
his buggy
fouin wi gean flourish

the toddler explores -
his push-chair
filling with cherry blossom
voar wund
mither an dochter
taigilt in ilk ither's herr

spring wind
mother and daughter
tangled in each other's hair

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

gean flourish
fleets on the burn
...plowp o a troot

cherry blossom
floats on the stream
...plop of a trout
gean flourishins
thair dowie nebs

cherry blossoms
their sad faces
finin the temple
we cast aff oor shuin
sit wi holiepied fitties

finding the temple
we remove our shoes
sit with holes in our socks
a tirl souchs
athort the perks -

a breeze sighs
across the fields -

Monday, April 23, 2007

the beadle
a blithefou chiel -
tuim biddy bottles

the gravedigger
a happy man -
empty wine bottles

Sunday, April 22, 2007

gean flourish
the bummer quats

cherry blossom
the bee leaves

Friday, April 20, 2007

craw stauns
govein intae the girse
...ah, haiku wark!

crow stands
staring into the grass
...ah, haiku business!
sumyin's thochts
in a bumt wrapper

someone's thoughts
in a thrown-away wrapper
bodach at's winnock
the saisons brichten
an derken's neb

old man at his window
the seasons brighten
and darken his face

Thursday, April 19, 2007

a sotter -
craw stammers
on the riggin-heid

bad workmanship -
crow trips
on the roof-ridge
swan liggs
pirlt in a dover -
lown mids o the burn

swan lies
coiled in sleep -
still centre of the stream

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

bawdrons skooks -
deuklins soom in sweels
...thair clockwark trams

cat skulks -
ducklings swim in circles
...their clockwork legs
doon an arbour
o gean treen
craw dauners...growein sma'er

down an arbour
of cherry trees
crow strolls...growing smaller

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

gean flourishins
fleetin doon the watter
...whaurivver it taks thaim

cherry blossoms
floating downstream
...wherever it takes them

Monday, April 16, 2007

aw day the hover-flee -
gliskin itsel
in ma windaes

all day the hover-fly -
seeing itself
in my glasses
snaggit amang
the brummle's jags
a riven-up scrieve

snagged amongst
the bramble's thorns
a torn-up letter
hern, snokin sheddaes -
in gled's

heron, hunting shadows -
in hawk's
somewey the gairdner:
his cuttie-reek
douce i the air

somewhere the gardener:
his pipe-smoke
sweetening the air
bawdrons on'ts rigg
sin in'ts cleuks

cat on its back
sun in its claws

Saturday, April 14, 2007

hover-flee's sheddae
muves ower'r breist:
its lang trams lag

hover-fly's shadow
moves over her breast:
its long legs linger
doverin sheddaes
the gairden sterts tae bummle

sleeping shadows
the garden starts to hum
sprots heeld
thair sheddaes:
koi ahint baurs

reeds lean
their shadows:
koi behind bars
yin bricht stern
intae the vennel

one bright star
into the alley

(Dylan concert)
brucken shalls -
somewey a bleckie,
a snail's glaize in'ts weeng

broken shells -
somewhere a blackbird,
a snail's gloss in its wing

Thursday, April 12, 2007

ma lap fou
o bawdrons' murrins

my lap full
of cats' purrings

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

gean flourishins -
grumphie shop lassie
scoors thaim wi'r besom

cherry blossoms -
grumpy shop girl
chases them with her broom

(Mainichi Daily News)

Monday, April 09, 2007

as veesitors win awa -

watching visitors leave -

Sunday, April 08, 2007

ootby the concert ha
lang-craigit sopranos

outside the concert hall
long-necked sopranos
Easter wauk -
dunt o the altar- laddie's

Easter vigil -
thump of the altar-boy's
Easter mornin -
the fankilt flee toves

Easter morning -
the trapped fly soars

Friday, April 06, 2007

Guid Friday -
he spreeds's freet
a bittie thinner

Good Friday -
he spreads his butter
a little thinner
in a cantie puil
a hinmaist pucklie daffins
gove at thirsels

in a placid pool
a last few daffodils
gaze at themselves

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

ower tottie
tae win tae thair chapper
he daffs alane

too tiny
to reach their doorbell
he plays alone
japanese lassie -
pintin oot airts
wi ma haiku pen

japanese girl -
pointing out directions
with my haiku pen
hoaspice flooers
oot wi the chookie banes
...a vause tapsalteerie

hospice flowers
out with the chicken bones
...a vase upturned

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

frae'r poke
a bra skailin -

from her bag
a bra spilling -
moving house
aw day
the yin butterie
fouin the gairden

all day
the one butterfly
filling the garden
voar sinsheen -
bummer waukens me
dunnerin at the winnock

spring sunshine -
bee wakens me
banging at the window

Monday, April 02, 2007

on a brainch
speuggie hysts's weeng
lats the sin unner

on a branch
sparrow lifts his wing
lets the sun under
licht on watter
skimmers throuch
the larie's leaves

light on water
shimmers through
the laurel's leaves
Easter -
a monk on's knees
scoors oot the confessional

Easter -
a monk on his knees
scrubs out the confessional

Sunday, April 01, 2007

passion sabbath -
on the brod
the lily's skailt pollen

passion sunday -
on the table
the lily's spilt pollen
a furst reid-admiral
chowlin's chafts
on a bowder

a first red-admiral
making a face
on a rock
atween the goalposts
an orange sin
slawly drappin

between the goalposts
an orange sun
slowly dropping