Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ceetie o stane  -
its dorbies gane langsyne
...gane frae stoor tae stoor

city of stone  -
its masons gone long since
...gone from dust to dust

Sunday, September 25, 2016

altar laddie  -
neist tae the caunle
his fissog blinters

altar boy  -
next to the candle
his face flickers

Thursday, September 22, 2016

hairst  -
the maukie
juist gies up

autumn  -
the bluebottle
just gives up

a furst reid rab
touselt  -
as efter a lang sloum

a first robin
dishevelled  -
as after a long sleep

Monday, September 19, 2016

she raxes
fir an aipple
...the yin narest the muin

she reaches
for an apple
...the one nearest the moon

Saturday, September 17, 2016

muin leukin
... sookin
a pandrap

moon gazing
a pandrop

Friday, September 16, 2016

Indian simmer  -
bummers hae sookit
ma pen dry

Indian summer  -
bees have sucked
my pen dry

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

aneath the buddleia
...pairt o the dirrin queir

beneath the buddleia
...part of the humming choir

Monday, September 12, 2016

,...wi een
as tho aboot tae greit:

...with eyes
as though about to cry:
cluds jeegsawin
roon the muin
...kelterin wi a koan

clouds jigsawing
round the moon
...struggling with a koan
a lane tree
i the backlands
...burds chirmin juist as doucely

a lone tree
in the ghetto
...birds singing just as sweetly

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

sweet peas
the jyle palin

sweet peas
the prison fence

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

i the doctor's surgery
a paulm tree

in the doctor's surgery
a palm tree
creepin eevy
whalms the gairden
...its begowkin flooer

morning glory
engulfs the garden
...its beguiling flower

Friday, September 02, 2016

rottan saunts
throuch a bore i the palin's tail taks langer

rat disappears
through a hole in the fence's tail takes longer

Thursday, September 01, 2016

fou o life  -
on the souch

full of life  -
on the breeze