Tuesday, September 30, 2014

auld sodger stravaigs
...his bleck backpack
o sheddaes

old soldier wanders
...his black backpack
of shadows

Monday, September 29, 2014

blate bairn
nieves steekit in een -
kens whaur she's sauf

shy child
fists bunched in eyes -
knows where she's safe

Sunday, September 28, 2014

a hinmaist flee
wi the simmer

a last fly
with the summer

Saturday, September 27, 2014

the dool
o the 'tint an fund'

the sadness
of the 'lost and found'

Saturday, September 20, 2014

scuil fecht -
snowkin bluid frae'm
neist day

school fight -
smelling blood from him
next day

Thursday, September 18, 2014

wab  -
rose winnock

web  -
rose window

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

referendum eve -
hairst leaves
hing bi a threid

referendum eve -
autumn leaves
hang by a thread

Saturday, September 13, 2014

foster bairn -
fauldit in's pooch
mither's hinmaist jot

foster child -
folded in his pocket
mother's last note

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

spinster's gairden -
hing frae breers

spinster's garden -
hang from thorns

Thursday, September 04, 2014

o a kingfeesher
haar steekin ahint it

of a kingfisher
mist closing behind it

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

the grue
o tyin a snuid -
granny's arthritis

the horror
of tying a ribbon -
grandmother's arthritis