Monday, October 30, 2017

hairst wunds  -
the maple stauns
in reid duds

autumn winds  -
the maple stands
in red rags

Thursday, October 26, 2017

faw'n leaves  -
hou they lou
tae jouk his besom

fallen leaves  -
how they love
to dodge his broom

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

wi's guidwilly
snail taks tae the rod

with his generous
snail walks out

Saturday, October 21, 2017

it the kist o whistles  -
he hauns hing
tae re- assemmle the quait

the organist  -
her hands poised
to re-arrange the silence

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

sin on thayr backs:
a threitenin skimmer

sun on their backs:
a menancing glitter
furst licht
tuscan haar heizes
...the meestery souchs oot

first light
tuscan mist rises
...the mystery exhales

Thursday, October 12, 2017

hairst souch
the sauch

autumn breeze
the willow

(strip the willow: a lively Scottish dance)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

throuch the jyle palin  -
foostin awa

through the prison fence  -
rotting away

Friday, October 06, 2017

hairst muin  -
bawdrons' saucer

harvest moon  -
cat's saucer

Thursday, October 05, 2017

the Angelus bell  -
the fairmer
healds on's howe

the Angelus bell  -
the farmer
leans on his hoe

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

the auld monk's back- stuil
o sinlicht

the old monk's chair
of sunlight

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

throuch the stainit-gless:
licht in a coat
o monie colours

through the stained-glass:
light in a coat
of many colours
on keltert perks
yowes clype
...we coff a fridge magnet

on tilted fields
sheep cling
...we buy a fridge mangnet

Monday, October 02, 2017

meditation oor:
midgie bumps

meditation hour:
mosquito lumps
hairst gairdens  -
wuidreek heizes
...chynes o a sweein censer

autumnal gardens  -
woodsmoke rises
...chains of a swaying censer