Tuesday, July 31, 2012

weedin pish-the-beds  -
his fite heid
amang fite heids

weeding dandelions  -
his white head
amongst white heads

Monday, July 30, 2012

on ilka wa
the graffiti
o sodgers' sheddaes

on every wall
the graffiti
of soldiers' shadows

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

deid moose  -
yince sae blate
the day landlord tae unco fowk

dead mouse  -
once so shy
today host to strangers

Sunday, July 22, 2012

furst granbairn  -
crans wappin dosses
ower the hansel

first grandchild  -
swifts tying bows
over the gift
ablow the meypole
she breist-feeds'r bairn
...cosmic wab

below the maypole
she breast-feeds her child
...cosmic web

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

on the burn
a bricht wattergaw  -
fume o diesel

on the stream
a bright rainbow  -
smell of diesel

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

it the sushi coonter
sautit braze  -
myndin her tears

at the sushi counter
salted bream  -
remembering her tears
the ferm-wife's washin
stringit atween twa treen  -
braw bloomers

the farm-wife's washing
strung between two trees  -
fine bloomers
his bluid jinks
throuch the vennel's causies
...seelant syncopation

his blood zigzags
through the cobbled alley
...silent syncopation


Thursday, July 05, 2012

cowpin the rose
tae snowk  -
plowt o rainwatter

tipping the rose
to smell  -
cascade of rainwater