Tuesday, May 31, 2016

the down's syndrome laddie
it the bodach's bool fit

the down's syndrome boy
at the old man's club foot
a cailleach cried Mary
her bairn streekit on'r laup
...weir memorial

an old lady called Mary
her child stretched on her lap
...war memorial
haiku stravaig  -
the  suddent comma
o a deid moose's tail

ginko  -
the sudden comma
of a dead mouse's tail
they rair'n cheer
the militar err shaw  -
naebodie taks tent o the crans

they roar and cheer
the military air show  -
nobody notices the swifts

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

a raw o nursery bairns
it a raw o deuklins

a line of nursery children
at a line of ducklings

Monday, May 23, 2016

the gean tree
a pink-spreckelt craw

the cherry tree
a pink-speckled crow

Saturday, May 21, 2016

lanely laddie  -
his threepins
carriet on the wund

lonely boy  -
his conversations
carried on the wind
on the burn  -
a traffic jam
o gean floorish

on the stream  -
a traffic jam
of cherry blossom

Thursday, May 19, 2016

choir practeese
a smidgin aff-key  -
the blin lassie's dug leuks up

choir practice
a little off-key  -
the blind girl's dog looks up

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

voar tirl  -
gean flourish's
glamouris cairpet

spring breeze  -
cherry blossom's
magic carpet

graith an burds
skirlin  -
snowk o upturnt yirth

machines and birds
screeching  -
smell of upturned earth

Monday, May 16, 2016

babbie mappie  -
in's baggit een...
the warl

baby rabbit  -
in his bulging eyes...
the world

Thursday, May 12, 2016

wizzent heids bou'd  -
anither voar sert

shrunken heads bowed  -
another spring served

Monday, May 09, 2016

furst deuklins
zigzaggin  -
the runt's wud peddlin

first ducklings
zigzagging  -
the runt's frantic pedaling

Sunday, May 08, 2016

peerie aipple tree
raxin tae beir  fruit  -
och! the makar's life

little apple tree
struggling to bear fruit  -
ah! the poet's life

hoose o the deid bairn  -
sumyin's left
a cheen o gowns

house of the dead child  -
someone's left
a daisy-chain

Friday, May 06, 2016

votin day  -
speuggies scash
it the burdbrod

election day  -
sparrows squabble
at the birdtable