Friday, January 27, 2017

twa deid craws  -
the hystit bicker
o thayr tuim nest

two dead crows  -
the raised chalice
of their empty nest
Auschwitz  -
they skift'n daunced
aw the wye here:
twa peerie reid shuin

Auschwitz  -
they skipped and danced
all the way here:
two tiny red shoes

(holocaust day)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

prood in's new
shuitin trews  -
cleidit tae kill

proud in his new
shooting trousers  -
dressed to kill

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

faimily tae bide  -
the hoose
fou o peerie claes

family to stay  -
the house
full of tiny clothes

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

wunter sin  -
craw's skyrie

winter sun  -
crow's glittering

Monday, January 23, 2017

fuffs o freesty braith  -
the auld engine driver's
sonnets o stame

puffs of frosty breath  -
the old train driver's
tales of steam
ne'er day  -
a souch geegles
amang the 'deid men'

new year's day  -
a breeze giggles
amongst the empties

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

throuch the schuil palin
peerie sheenin nebs:

through the school fence
tiny shining faces:

upwreilin  -
voar on the mairch

uprising  -
spring on the march

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

knock knappin
...egg'n spuin race

clock ticking
...egg and spoon race

Friday, January 13, 2017

fou muin
the threwen snawbaws

full moon
the thrown snowballs

peerie fuffbaw
hert on'ts sleeve
...Reid Rab

liittle puffball
heart on its sleeve

Thursday, January 12, 2017

on a stane
hern ootgawks a broon coo

on a stone
heron outstares a brown cow
myndin slides
 we wrocht wi tackety-buits
...schuil's juist no the samen

remembering slides
we made with tacketed boots's just not the same

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

hogmanay  -
twa hameless daunce:
sowls in haun-me-doon boadies

new year's eve  -
two homeless dance:
souls in hand-me-down bodies

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

mornin speuggie
ma quate

morning sparrow
my silence

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

ne'er's day  -
craw oor furst-fuit
...derk ootrel

new year's day  -
crow our first-foot
...dark stranger

Sunday, January 01, 2017

muckle migration  -
it the sneckit mairches
thay're tentie o the geese

great migration  -
at the closed borders
they watch the geese