Monday, June 27, 2016

eenin dander  -
soond o
runchin snails

evening stroll  -
sound of
crunching snails

Saturday, June 25, 2016

nems aye thair
on the tree  -
the hert swallin

initials still there
on the tree  -
the heart swelling

Monday, June 20, 2016

schuil sports-day  -
the swith o fuit
ootrinnin the weet

school sports-day  -
the fleet of foot
outrunning the rain

Sunday, June 19, 2016

faither's day  -
yin hunkers on the plainstanes
weet fouin's Tassie

father's day  -
one sits on the pavement
rain filling his cup
bygaun the  winnock
a fou muin peeps in

passing the window
a full moon peers in

Saturday, June 18, 2016

slidderin athort
the ice-rink winnock  -

sliding across
the ice-rink window  -

Thursday, June 16, 2016

happin'm in's
Kirstenin mantie
...cumulus cluds

wrapping him
in his Christening shawl
...cumulus clouds
juist anither fursday  -
weet stapt, burds chirmin,
a life-hauder turnt aff

just another thursday  -
rain stopped, birds singing,
a life-support switched off

oot frae a snawy perk
a hauflin
...baird trim

out from a snowy field
a youth
...beard trim

Saturday, June 11, 2016

sic dafferie!
sic sport!
...bluid on the causey

such fun!
such sport!
...blood on the street

(Euro 2016)

Thursday, June 09, 2016

ettlin tae cleek
the bairnie
...efter a butterie

trying to catch
the toddler
...chasing a butterfly

Friday, June 03, 2016

on the bink
a babbie's dummy  -
roon the bink fag-ens

on the bench
a baby's pacifier  -
round the bench cigarette-ends

mercat day
generations bairge  -
grandad's wheelchair, babbie's pram

market day
generations collide  -
grandad's wheelchair, baby's pram

Thursday, June 02, 2016

the brewery lum's reek

the brewery chimney's smoke