Wednesday, March 29, 2017

the bodach
tae dander

the old man
to walk slowly

Sunday, March 26, 2017

o a hyne awa daffin
...keek o day

of a distant daffodil

Thursday, March 23, 2017

up tae'r elbuck
in a wattergaw
she kittles the koi

up to her elbow
in a rainbow
she tickles the koi

Friday, March 17, 2017

St Paddy's day
doon wi the flu  - leastwise
 the watter's in a Guiness gless

St Patrick's day
down with the flu  -  at least
the water's in a Guiness glass

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

i the derk lift
nicht-shift walders

in the dark sky
night-shift welders

Monday, March 13, 2017

daffin it the banes  -
knackin the day awa

old men
playing dominoes  -
clicking the day away

Sunday, March 12, 2017

clachan tempel  -
fruit left fir the monks
fush banes fir bawdrons

village temple  -
fruit left for the monks
fish bones for cat

Friday, March 10, 2017

suddent stound -
ma laddie's photy
o an auld bodach

sudden shock  -
my son's photograph
of an old man
Buddha's gairden  -
fasht thochts caulmed

Buddha's garden  -
troubled thoughts calmed

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

frae stug
tae stug
the sin wins in tae the wuid

from stump
to stump
the sun enters the forest

Thursday, March 02, 2017

throuch sweyin treen
spires o the college

throu swaying trees
spires of the college
on the birkenshaw
...ghaistly gavotte

on the birchwood
...ghostly gavotte

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

furst day o voar  -
lowsin the dug
he flinders ilka dub

first day of spring  -
freeing the dog
he splinters every puddle