Saturday, May 30, 2009

on the altar
treenity o carnations

on the altar
trinity of carnations

Thursday, May 28, 2009

the wund
cleedin'm in clouts -
humphed hern

the wind
dressing him in rags -
hunched heron
in the green tae
her mongolian een -
the tassie's lip her smirk

in the green tea
her mongolian eyes -
the cup's rim her smile

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

throuch the weet:
maws skirlin
the ceetie fissin

through the rain:
gulls screaming
the city hissing

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

sin slumpin -
anither heid
amang the puppies

sun sinking -
another head
among the poppies

Monday, May 25, 2009

fundin a sinblink
the dug birls itsel
intae a drame

finding a sunbeam
the dog spins itself
into a dream

Saturday, May 23, 2009

jinkin doon the brae
fite gaits

zigzagging down the mountain
white goats
ablow the kirk winnock
the priest
stauns in a wattergaw

below the church window
the priest
stands in a rainbow
oot frae's mools
ugsome thrissels:
mools o the torterer

out from his grave
horrendous thistles:
grave of the torturer
sica fricht:
the cot-staun
a tattie-bogle in muinlicht

such a fright:
the coat-stand
a scarecrow in moonlight

Friday, May 22, 2009

in the nicht
a dug yowlin
a bleck dug

in the night
a dog barking
a black dog
burds wappin
the lift
blaer an blaer

birds sweeping
the sky
bluer and bluer

Monday, May 11, 2009

puntin upstream -
easy-osie i thirsels

punting upstream -
laid-back in themselves

Saturday, May 09, 2009

on's shall
snail streeks oot yin ee

on his shell
snail stretches out one eye

Friday, May 08, 2009

sin throuch the weet -
a bittie wattergaw
steeks oot frae the bog

sun through the rain -
a piece of rainbow
sticks out from the bog
nicht weirs in -
craws retourin
tae the craw widdie

night approaches -
crows returning
to the crow wood
frae the lily's tooter:
gowden pollen

from the lily's trumpet:
golden pollen
the buss aqueever
wi gorblins:
a green wame-fou

the bush aquiver
with nestlings:
a green womb-full

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

doverin i the perk
a hameless chiel:
lyart wi thrisseldoon

asleep in the park
a homeless man:
grizzled with thistledown
slawer nor confetti:
gean flourish
faws aboot the cailleach

slower than confetti:
cherry blossom
falls about the old lady

Monday, May 04, 2009

the seelent grun
the treen aye hoochin

the silent stadium
the trees still cheering

Friday, May 01, 2009

beerial mornin -
a snell wund's
tirlt the gean flourish

funeral morning -
a bitter wind's stripped
the cherry blossom