Sunday, June 27, 2021

 mawin the gairden  -

hauf-cut bummers

amang the sookies

mowing the garden  -

half-cut bees

among the clover heads

Thursday, June 24, 2021

ilka day his carer

helps'm reenge the burn

fir crocodiles

every day his carer

helps him search the stream

for crocodiles

lowst frae lockdoon

the bodach

neb-deep in breer

released from lockdown

the old man

nose-deep in a wild rose

Thursday, June 17, 2021

throuch the kirkyaird

the wund's wae chanter

...a pibroch fir Eilidh

through the churchyard

the wind's sad chanter

...a pibroch for Eilidh

(for Eilidh MacLeod: Barra  killed by terrorists)

heatwave  -

deed in a fur cot


heatwave  -

dead in a fur coat


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

 alang the trackside

wull brummles

...railway jeelie we cried it

along the trackside

wild brambles

...railway jam we called it

Friday, June 04, 2021

gallus i the pandemic  -

his pooches fou

o haly medals

fearless in the pandemic  -

his pockets full

of holy medals

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

swans dunt on the burn  -

twa fedders


swans bump on the stream  -

two feathers