Thursday, June 30, 2011

nebs tae the sin  -
faither mither bairns

faces to the sun  -
father mother children

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

sheddae o's dreepin stug  -
hern bydin
fir the cygnets

shadow of his dripping spike  -
heron waiting
for the cygnets

Saturday, June 11, 2011

chyngin o the gaird
a ballet
in reid

changing of the guard
a ballet
in red

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

i the gairden
the bleckie dillin
the bodach's lanesomeness

in the garden
the blackbird soothing
the old man's loneliness

Friday, June 03, 2011

efter the yowe-trummle  -
the braes
fou o mean ghaists

after the sheep-shearing  -
the hills
full of angular ghosts
weirin neebors  -
throuch the palin a rose
offerin itsel

warring neighbours  -
through the fence a rose
offering itself

Thursday, June 02, 2011

yokit on bi a gang
o speuggies  -  maggie
draps a fite fedder

mugged by a gang
of sparrows  -  magpie
drops a white feather