Monday, December 29, 2008

sweelin oot
the rice pat -
muin i the watter

washing out
the rice pot -
moon in the water

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

flu meesires -
throuch the chaumer winnock
craw's rispy caw

flu miseries -
through the bedroom window
crow's raspy call

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

the autistic laddie
conducks's ain carols -
maws beseikin

the autistic boy
conducts his own carols -
gulls beseeching

Monday, December 22, 2008

bawdrons on the palin
his bunt
strapt tae the muin

cat on the fence
his tail
strung to the moon

Friday, December 19, 2008

the hern
an the bodach:
thair boolie-backit sheddaes

the heron
and the old man:
their round-shouldered shadows

Monday, December 15, 2008

yule tree's
fume o pine wuid -
a stag's hystit antlers

Christmas tree's
smell of pine forest -
a stag's raised antlers

Friday, December 12, 2008

attercap doverin
atween twa leaves:
braw hammock

spider asleep
between two leaves:
nice hammock

Thursday, December 11, 2008

sneckin aff
the entry licht -
lavein juist the fou muin

switching off
the porch light -
leaving just the full moon
the reid geranium
the auld bawdrons gantin

next to
the red geranium
the old cat yawning

Monday, December 08, 2008

new stogs
amang the puddock stuils

new tree-stumps
among the mushrooms

Saturday, December 06, 2008

auld diary
frae warl war 1
a bullet hole

old diary
from world war 1
a bullet hole
faw'n ower -
threy days brennt awa
on the advent caunle

fallen asleep -
three days burnt away
on the advent candle

Thursday, December 04, 2008

the dummie:
his watshod een mou
his dug's deid

deaf and dumb:
his tears tell me
his dog is dead

Monday, December 01, 2008

in the cauld
luvers pree:
gravats o braith

in the cold
lovers kiss:
scarves of breath