Tuesday, June 30, 2020

sumhin's dee'd  -
simmer flooers growe
throuch the banes

something's died  -
summer flowers grow
through the bones

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

deuks fleet intae
a sinblink - becumin
whit a sinblink's becum

ducks float into
a sunbeam  -  becoming
what a sunbeam's become

Saturday, June 20, 2020

pandemic  -  the day
e'en the craw
muives twa metres awa

pandemic  -  today
even the crow
moves two metres away

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

shaucht fause-face  -
throuch the haar
a bleckie chirmin

discarded face-mask  -
through the mist
a blackbird trilling

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

lockdoon easement
brickies back tae wark  -
thair rousty truans

lockdown easing
bricklayers back to work  -
their rusty trowels

Monday, June 15, 2020

gairden picnic  -
efter the bairns win awa
the wesps redd up

garden picnic  -
after the children leave
the wasps clear up

Friday, June 12, 2020

pecht on the brae  -
tentie o the wund
fouin the bairn's draigon

breathless on the hillside  -
watching the wind
filling the child's kite

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

thankrife  -
a freithin eller flooer
hystit tae anither simmer

grateful  -
a frothing elder flower
raised to another summer

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

pandemic  -
in's owergrown gairden
a rose barein its hert

pandemic  -
in his overgrown garden
a rose bareing its heart

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

kirk lockdoon  -
rosary i the gairden
...bummers' thrummin chorus

church lockdown  -
rosary in the garden
...bees' humming chorus

Monday, June 01, 2020

the craiturs
hae thair ain pandemic 
...chowkin on plastic

the creatures
have their own pandemic -
choking on plastic

the cailleach
sel-isolatin  -  anely
a sheddae tae be gliskit

the old lady
self-isolating  -  only
a shadow to be seen