Friday, August 24, 2007

in the gairden -
Buddha smirkin
cum weet cum sin

in the garden -
Buddha smiling
come rain come sun

Thursday, August 23, 2007

japanese gairden -
ma sheddae switters
ower the chingle

japanese garden -
my shadow ripples
over the shingle

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

the auld 'boglie hoose' -
maw's sheddae
a derk corse

the old 'haunted house' -
gull's shadow
a dark cross

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

the hail brae set aff -
a heel-merk
aside ilka saplin

the whole hillside planted -
a heel-mark
beside each sapling
faimlie ceilidh -
granfaither aye
a hauf-souch laicher

family sing-song -
grandfather always
a half-tone lower

Monday, August 20, 2007

on the peth
a pickle leaves -
fuspers o hairst

on the path
a few leaves -
whispers of autumn

Saturday, August 18, 2007

peerie moch
bouk o a spark
duntin throuch the weet

tiny moth
size of a raindrop
bumping through the rain

Friday, August 17, 2007

tapsalteerie, reengin
cluds at thair feet

upsidedown, searching
clouds at their feet
scuil's back:
o peerie dramas

school's back:
of tiny dramas

Thursday, August 16, 2007

bi the heidstane
a wund-chime -
the anely vice as we quat

by the headstone
a wind-chime -
the only voice as we leave

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

fite roses
govein heivenwarts
glowe i the licht

white roses
gazing heavenwards
glow in the light

(feast of the assumption)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

box maisic -
pirls on the watter

accordion music -
ripples on the water
in her gairden
the cailleach dovers -
the sinflooer's heid stints

in her garden
the old lady dozes -
the sunflower's head droops

Monday, August 13, 2007

thrisseldoon stack
tae the speuggie's neb -
seems tae lou his baird

thistledown stuck
to the sparrow's beak -
seems to enjoy his beard
on the lown watter -
gowsts o wund
apenin fans o pirls

on the still water -
gusts of wind
opening fans of ripples
skreich o day -
licht muives athort
the boo o the aipple

dawn -
light moves across
the curve of the apple

Saturday, August 11, 2007

fou muin
follaes me hame - fite bawdrons
curlt on ma doorstane

full moon
follows me home -
white cat curled on my doorstep

Friday, August 10, 2007

'anither sodger deid' -
they blaw cuil tirls
athort thair tae-cups

'another soldier dead' -
they blow cool breezes
across their tea-cups
bubblie on a peth -
sauch brainches
scuff her shouthers

tearful on a path -
willow branches
touch her shoulders

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

on a lanely peth
a bummer bizzes

on a lonely path
a bee buzzes

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

sin throuch the leaves -
gies granny a tattoo
an aw

sun through the leaves -
gives grandmother
a tattoo also

Monday, August 06, 2007

frae the brig
tentie o the frog corssin
...the hern bidein

from the bridge
watching the frog crossing
...the heron waiting
bairn's neb at the winnock -
mornin glories
fouin wi weet

child's face at the window -
morning glories
filling with rain

Sunday, August 05, 2007

weet spae -
snail strunts
oot fir the day

wet forecast -
snail swaggers
out for the day

Saturday, August 04, 2007

pishin i the camp shunkie
attercap rins...

peeing in the camp latrine
spider runs...
wund throuch
the new palin-reens -
anither vice i the gairden

wind through
the new fence-slats -
another voice in the garden

Thursday, August 02, 2007

pattrens o licht
fleitin throuch the treen -
plash o an aipple fawin

patterns of light
floating through the trees -
splash of an apple falling
furst brummles
bricht een
gove at me frae the buss

first brambles
bright eyes
gaze at me from the bush