Saturday, December 28, 2013

an airlie bang up
fir the hameless chiel

an early rise
for the homeless man
burn in spate -
deuks jookin
aneath the brig

flooded stream -
ducks ducking
beneath the bridge

Friday, December 27, 2013

yule carols
droont oot:
ferris wheelers' skirls

Christmas carols
drowned out:
ferris wheelers' screams

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Yule EEN -
the hostel
fou o yin-time santas

Christmas Eve -
the hostel
full of one-time santas

Friday, December 20, 2013

fou muin -
skeetchers sloom
in tranquility

full moon -
skaters glide
in tranquility

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

nippie hailstanes -
the guitarist's
blae fingers

stinging hailstones -
the guitarist's
blue fingers

Saturday, December 14, 2013

the bodach pensefu -
leaves rowe
throuch the years

the old man musing -
leaves roll
through the years

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

maws fecht ower the bucket
he squerrs's shouthers

gulls fight over the dustbin
he squares his shoulders

Friday, December 06, 2013

derk roarie day -
no a mensefu burd
tae be gliskit

dark roaring day -
not a sensible bird
to be seen

Thursday, December 05, 2013

roon the wa's
faimlie photies
takkin tent o's deein

round the walls
family photographs
watching him die

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

faither's tree -
speirin oot ma life
alang'ts brainches

father's tree -
tracing my life
along its branches