Wednesday, September 30, 2009

a wizzent shank
the peerie bairn's smirk

a withered stalk
the tiny child's smile

Saturday, September 26, 2009

cluds riven -
on the burn
blae cloots

clouds torn apart -
on the stream
blue patches

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

the wuid's lown

the forest's silence

(3rd place sketchbook kukai: cicadas)
efter the fleed:
treen hingit
wi fremmit flourish

after the flood:
trees hung
with strange blossom
jazz club
dung doon -
the wund greetin-faced

jazz club
demolished -
the wind moaning

Monday, September 21, 2009

leaf snaggit
on a wab-threid -
hairst draigon

leaf caught
on a web-thread -
autumn kite

Friday, September 18, 2009

brustin throuch a wab:
the postie
bringin uncos

bursting through a web:
the postman
bringing news

Thursday, September 17, 2009

the delvin's duin:
furst Reid Rab

the digging's done:
a first robin

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

hingin on blae weengs
the hern draps
intae the makar's mind

hanging on blue wings
the heron drops
into the poet's mind

Monday, September 14, 2009

aff tae weir:
his dwinin set
bouk o a bullet hole

off to war:
his fading shape
size of a bullet hole

Thursday, September 10, 2009

i the dentist's
wytin chaumer:
a gawpin reid rose

in the dentist's
waiting room:
a gaping red rose

Friday, September 04, 2009

makkin a jeegsaw
o the lift

making a jigsaw
of the sky
weet agane -
snail an son
sloom athort the winnock

rain again -
snail and son
chasse across the window

Thursday, September 03, 2009

traffic scooryin -
dubs lowp
clap tae bygaun fowk

traffic racing -
puddles leap
cling to passers-by
dreich day -
lairnin tae yaise'r wand
the blin cailleach's smirk

dull day -
learning to use her cane
the blind lady's smile

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

fou muin tae keeks oot
frae a rive i ma hose

full moon toe peeps out
from a hole in my sock
sneddin buddleia -
the midden
snowkin douce

pruning buddleia -
the compost heap
smelling sweet