Friday, December 30, 2016

ceilidh  -
on siller streengs
attercap polkas

barn dance  -
on silver strings
spider polkas
hairst leaves:
wunter midden bree  -
ruits bidin thair retour

autumn leaves:
winter mulch  -
roots await their return
fou muin  -
claucht in'ts heidlichts

full moon  -
caught in its headlights

(Mainichi daily news)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

...ettlin tae pit ower
her drame leid

...trying to translate
her dream language

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

efter the blowster
the sea souchin
it ma feet

after the storm
the sea sighing
at my feet

Saturday, December 24, 2016

crescent muin  -
bygane cluds
garrin it smirk

crescent moon  -
passing clouds
making it smile
Yule e'en  -
a hameless an's dug
wairmer ilk ither

Christmas eve  -
a homeless and his dog
warming each other

Thursday, December 22, 2016

she dovers
unner a crescent muin  -
Yule roon the cunyie

she sleeps
under a crescent moon  -
Christmas round the corner

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

kinetic airt...
the burds

kinetic art...
the birds

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

whaur'r yer flooers
...bobs fir the deid

where are your flowers
...bunches for the dead
maws skirl
ower brock  -
reid rab hunkers in's brawness

gulls shriek
over scraps  -
a robin sits in his elegance
Yule lichts
turnt on  -
here, rodden berries hing

Christmas lights
switched on  -
here, rowan berries hang

Monday, December 19, 2016

an a reuk  -
sican ill-colourt day

and a rook  -
such a colourless day

Thursday, December 15, 2016

arthritis  -
she sneds the tae-nails
he cannae rax tae

arthritis  -
she cuts the toe-nails
he can't reach

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

geese win awa  -
deuks soom
makkin thair ain v's

geese leave  -
ducks swim
creating their own v's

Monday, December 12, 2016

reid rab
...peerie sperk

a robin
...little spark
Yule caird
frae the Haly Lan  -
thay hae colourt the snaw reid

Christmas card
from the Holy Land  -
they've coloured the snow red

Sunday, December 11, 2016

danderin awa
frae yit anither

walking away
from yet another

Saturday, December 10, 2016

quattin the kirk  -
a sea
o fite heids

leaving church  -
a sea
of white heads

Sunday, December 04, 2016

on the pikit weir
woo'n wund

on the barbed-wire
wool and wind
wran keeks oot
frae the rowan berries
...her dreidlock beads

wren peeps out
from the rowan berries
...her dreadlock beads

Saturday, December 03, 2016

i the burn's derk
derker sheddaes

in the stream's
dark mirror
darker shadows

Friday, December 02, 2016

ahint the birk
...bonnie brooch

behind the birch
...beautiful brooch