Tuesday, October 27, 2009

wund belts a drum
sinflooers ligg druckenly

wind beats a drum
sunflowers lie drunkenly

Friday, October 23, 2009

brennin leaves -

burning leaves -

Thursday, October 22, 2009

rodden tree
...hearkenin fir Goad's vice

rowan tree
...listening for God's voice

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

cluds haud by -
the windae-cleaner
scoors ilk ane

clouds pass by -
the window-cleaner
scrubs each one

Monday, October 19, 2009

wine an watter
intae the chalice

wine and water
into the chalice

Sunday, October 18, 2009

tuscan fooneral:
the bell's slaw chord

tuscan funeral:
the bell's slow chord
cypresses -
muckle kirk
on the brae

cypresses -
on the hill
a belly-rive
o faw'n fegs -
maukies' rhyme

a feast
of fallen figs -
bluebottles' drone
bomb land
roostie girders skewed
hairst treen

bomb site
rusty girders twisted
autumnal trees

Friday, October 09, 2009

oot frae sheddae
swan's glister -
...jeelous day muin

out from shadow
swan's brilliance -
...jealous day moon

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

tin tooter blues -
a drouthy boaks
intae the troke bucket

tin horn blues -
a drunk vomits
into the litter-bin
dauncin i the err
haun in haun
...lowpin intae heiven

dancing in the air
hand in hand
...jumping into heaven

(for two young girls)

Monday, October 05, 2009

hairst mornin -
racin bawdrons
fir the sinny cheer

autumn morning -
racing cat
for the sunny chair

Saturday, October 03, 2009

in's walkin-frame -
sheddae o an attercap

old man
in his walking-frame -
shadow of a spider