Friday, March 30, 2018

Pace  -
bairns rowe thair eggs
threy craws hing on pikit weer

Easter  -
children roll their eggs
three crows hang on barbed wire
deef he taks tent
o the bleckie's neb
...furm o the sang i the braith

deaf he watches
the blackbird's beak
...shape of the song in the breath

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

voar's taen
buds swall  -  derk neuks
lit up in daffin licht

spring's taken
buds swell  -  dark corners
lit up in daffodil light

Monday, March 26, 2018

cloody day  -
staps on sinlicht

cloudy day  -
steps on sunlight
attercap an me
...snaggit in a wab o wunnerment

spider and I
...caught in a web of wonderment

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

souch  -
tulip petals faw
...peerie boaties shooglin

breeze  -
tulip petals fall
...little boats rocking

Saturday, March 17, 2018

wunter fooneral  -
we stoor intae
the crematorium

winter funeral  -
we rush into
the crematorium

Sunday, March 11, 2018

mither's day  -
hauflins reid-nebbed
ahint bobs o flooers

mother's day  -
young men blushing
behind bunches of flowers

Friday, March 09, 2018

hame frae weir  -
yin fuitprent
i the snaw

home from war  -
one footprint
in the snow

Monday, March 05, 2018

in granfaither's gairden
a snawman fir'm
...slawly mizzlin

in grandfather's garden
a snowman for him
...slowly disappearing

Friday, March 02, 2018

maitin granfaither  -
the wye
he yince maitit me

feeding grandfather  -
the way
he once fed me

Thursday, March 01, 2018

fiteoot  -
intae the tuim flooer pats

whiteout  -
into the empty flower pots
leukin oot
on the snawy gairden  -
hou it mocks ma scriever's jam

looking out
on the snowy garden  -
how it mocks my writer's block