Tuesday, February 25, 2020

bleckie's neb
sic a dreich mornin

blackbird's beak
such a dull morning
the yirth draws slaw
ower a hinmaist stane
...grannie's but'n'ben

the earth slowly covers
a last stone
...grandmother's cottage

Sunday, February 23, 2020

climate chynge  -
maws soomin
i the tattie dreels

climate change  -
gulls swimming
in the potato furrows

Thursday, February 20, 2020

canada geese
hae drapt by  -
arctic wunds i thair weengs

canada geese
have dropped in  -
arctic winds in their wings

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

MS  -
his nummin mou
words left hingin

MS  -
his numbing lips
a suspeded sentence

Sunday, February 16, 2020

mornin Mass  -
throuch the apen door
the snowk o new-bakit breid

morning Mass  -
through the open door
the smell of new-baked bread

Monday, February 10, 2020

wunter nicht 
fou muin an sterns
...a snawbaw fecht

winter night 
full moon and stars
...a snowball fight

Sunday, February 09, 2020

weet fir days  -
oorie vices
i the rone-pipes

rain for days  -
eerie voices
in the drainpipes

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

pianny practeese  -
i the gairden a maggie
wund lipperin its fedders

piano practise  -
in the garden a magpie
wind rippling its feathers

Monday, February 03, 2020

saw nebs gaither
females gae unner  -  fegs!
houghmagandie in cauld watter

goosanders gather
females go under  -  ugh!
sex in cold water

Saturday, February 01, 2020

throuch the scrappie's
...oorie orchestral

through the scrap yard
...eerie orchestral