Saturday, January 30, 2016

furst snawfaw
i the gairden
blate snawdraps

first snowfall
in the garden
shy snowdrops

granny's shoogler
heich on the cairt

grandmother's rocking-chair
high on the cart

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

the weet's devault  -
nakit brainches skimmer
wi new flourish

the rain's stopped  -
naked branches shimmer
with new blossom

Monday, January 25, 2016

his auld dug's deid  -
aye invade the hoose

his old dog's dead  -
still invade the house

Sunday, January 24, 2016

beikin'r hauns
it the ingle

warming her hands
at the fireside

Sunday, January 17, 2016

the blin laddie  -
fowerty-year on aye
findin the truist in's haun

the blind boy  -
forty-years on still
feeling the trust in his hand

Monday, January 11, 2016

onding  -
ilk day the burn
fuspers a pickle looder

downpour  -
each day the stream
whispers a little louder
UNCOS: weir! weir!  -
a bleckie brustin wi sang

NEWS: war! war!  -
a blackbird bursting with song

Monday, January 04, 2016

a michtie megiphone  -
frae the tub

a mighty megaphone  -
from the bath

Saturday, January 02, 2016

hogmanay bangers  -
in thair new hame refugee
bairns wauken skirlin

new year fireworks  -
in their new  home refugee
children waken screaming