Thursday, July 31, 2008

pleuch sock
sheenin i the sin
...a maw's weeng

shining in the sun
...a gull's wing

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

the cailleach's yett
moose wabt:
lyart wi thrisseldoon

the old lady's gate
spider webbed:
hoary with thistledown

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

sindoon -
she rugs a reid threid
throuch her flooerin

sunset -
she draws a red thread
through her embroidery

Monday, July 28, 2008

i the shed
o a sparred pailin: bawdrons
drames o bein a teeger

in the shade
of a slatted fence: cat
dreams of being a tiger

Saturday, July 26, 2008

sicht o the killin -
a maw sclices bin-bags
insides skail oot

site of the murder -
a gull slices trash-bags
insides spill out
the mawkie rists -
sin glisters on's
batterin-ram heid

the bluebottle rests -
sun glitters on his
battering-ram head

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

apenin the door
tae the
gairden's bizzin

opening the door
to the
garden's buzzing
snowkin the buddleia:
ma neb
amang bummers' weengs

sniffing the buddleia:
my nose
amongst bees' wings
the tuim chaumer -
aroon the vause
petals heapin

the empty room -
around the vase
petals piling

Saturday, July 19, 2008

on pailin weers
sparks: bricht spatrils
on a stave

on fence wires
raindrops: bright notes
on a stave

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

...weshin's caur -
snail coories up
tae the laiky hose

...washing his car -
snail cuddles up
to the leaky hose

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

throuch ramstam traffeck:
a bummer

through rush-hour traffic:
a bee
pentit cougirls whoop!
a paircel o cluds oxter by

painted cowgirls whoop!
a herd of clouds jostle past

Monday, July 14, 2008

throuch an apen winnock
a pairtie -
flooers haud up thair tassies

through an open window
a party -
flowers hold up their cups
furst daunce:
bride's divorcit pawrents -
laser-licht's fause wattergaw

first dance:
bride's divorced parents -
laser-light's phony rainbow

Sunday, July 13, 2008

stoundin maisic:
snail snuils intae's shall

pounding music:
snail cringes into his shell
peth o the scunger:
rose petals

path of the prowler:
rose petals

Friday, July 11, 2008

in the green tae
mongolian een
...aboot tae teem

in the green tea
mongolian eyes
...about to pour
ristit on bin-bags
he maits's crippilt laddie:
chopsticks pickin

rested on trash-bags
he feeds his handicapped son:
chopsticks pecking

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

roses' heids
abuin the wa

roses' heads
above the wall

Monday, July 07, 2008

midnicht tod
throuch the dubbit causey:
his bunt thrawin the muin

midnight fox
through the puddled street:
his brush distorting the moon
in a scuggit neuk:
a pish-the-bed-knock

in a shaded corner:
a dandelion-clock
a rose petal faws -
the leprone
hunkers trummlin

a rose petal falls -
the baby rabbit
sits trembling

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Bach's Cello Suites
lave the chaumer -
corn-shanks trummlin

Bach's Cello Suites
leave the room -
corn-stalks trembling

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

craw's heid stucken
in a crisp-poke -
...muted tooter

crow's head stuck
in a crisp-packet -
...muted trumpet

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

unchancie hauflins -
the gangrel slumps
intae the howe o's baird

dangerous youths -
the tramp sinks
deeper into his beard