Monday, April 30, 2018

ootby the zendo
on fluffert watter
the caum souch o swans

outside the zendo
on ruffled water
the peace of swans

Sunday, April 29, 2018

incaains fir a caum souch  -
sheddae o a maw
muives athort us

prayers for peace  -
shadow of a gull
moves across us

Thursday, April 26, 2018

efter'r bath
gove throuch the winnock

after her bath
gaze through the window

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

maggie haein dafferie
gowsts o wund

magpie having fun
gusts of wind
ootby the zendo
a bummer
thrang i the rose's heid

outside the zendo
a bee
busy in the rose's head

Monday, April 23, 2018

sneddin fruit busses  -
news wins in
o a cancer growein

pruning fruit bushes  -
news arrives
of a cancer growing

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

bleckies stushie -
yalla nebs
blent i the sin

blackbirds squabble  -
yellow beaks
flash In the sun

Monday, April 16, 2018

lowsin the bummer  -
feelin  the draucht
o's scowth

freeing the bee  -
feeling the draught
of his freedom

Sunday, April 15, 2018

hauf-wye up the tree
bawdrons jalouses
he's ower auld

half-way up the tree
cat realises
he's too old

Thursday, April 12, 2018

deid doo:
i the hert's howe
derk bluid reflectin a warl

dead pigeon:
in the heart's cavity
dark blood reflecting a world

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

a bairn's teeth merks
i the fause fruit
...firbidden fruit

a child's teeth marks
in the ornamental fruit
...forbidden fruit
bangster maggie  -
o bleckie's sang

bully magpie  -
of blackbird's song

Monday, April 09, 2018

the baw liggs atween thaim
dug'n maister  -
auld'n jaupit

the ball lies between them
dog and master  -
old and weary

the gairden yett a
hinmaist bummer wins awa

the garden gate
a last bee leaves