Monday, March 29, 2010

crippilt bairn hauds's
palm-corse tae the licht
...hings on'ts sheddae

crippled child holds his
palm-cross to the light
...hangs on its shadow

(Palm Sunday)
a peerie shaw -
weet an birks
souchin thegither

a tiny grove -
rain and birches
singing together
furst gean flourish -
blate straiks
o reid

first cherry blossom -
shy streaks
of red

Thursday, March 25, 2010

the dentist's gairden
thirlin -
ruits o the auld aik

the dentist's garden
quivering -
roots of the old oak

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

dreich mornin
bit fir a joug o blitheness:

depressing morning
but for a jug of joy:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

on ma broo
the priest's snell thoum

on my forehead
the priest's cold thumb

(winner Caribbean Kukai #11)

Friday, March 19, 2010

mairch wunds
the bodach

march winds
the old man

Thursday, March 18, 2010

i thair burkas
roon the cosmetic coonter

in their burkas
round the cosmetic counter

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

labster fishers
argie-bargie -
a poke o cleuks

lobster fishermen
arguing -
a bag of claws

Monday, March 15, 2010

forleetit scuil -
voar flooers'
shooglin nebs

derelict school -
spring flowers'
jostling faces

Sunday, March 14, 2010

throuch the winnock
fouin a bleck bra

through the window
filling a black bra

Thursday, March 11, 2010

bawdrons dernin -
amang the snawdraps
yin siller bell

cat hiding -
among the snowdrops
one siver bell

Monday, March 08, 2010

throuch palm leaves:
the sin
in sclices

through palm leaves:
the sun
in slices
bi the herbour:
beached baits
fush oot o watter

by the harbour:
beached boats
fish out of water

Sunday, March 07, 2010

ootby the bulraing
o hamburger

outside the bullring
of hamburger

Friday, March 05, 2010

she greets
mizzlin snawman

she weeps
her melting snowman

Thursday, March 04, 2010

mizzlin snaw -
the burn slawly
sclims the hern's shanks

melting snow -
the stream slowly
climbs the heron's legs

(winner Sketchbook kukai: melting snow)