Saturday, November 27, 2021

aw nicht

a teirin wund

rivin the toon tae shivereens

all night 

a raging wind 

tearing the town to bits

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

the suicide tree  -

it's brainch


the suicide tree  -

it's branch


Saturday, November 20, 2021

fawen leaves

pattren the burn

deuks mizzle

fallen leaves

pattern the stream

ducks disappear

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

furst Yule whigmaleeries  -



First Christmas baubles  -



Sunday, November 14, 2021

hame frae the circus  

faither ettles tae caum thaim:

selkies, lions, clowns...

home from the circus  

father tries to calm them:

seals, lions, clowns...

Thursday, November 11, 2021

 armistice day

the acer's leaves 


armistice day  -

the acer's leaves

pile up

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

efter ma neebours' cull

the skwurrels hae wun back

tae  kittle ma gairden

after my neighbours' cull

the squirrels have returned

to enliven my garden

Monday, November 08, 2021

a fite bawdrons 

amang the labster-creels  -

fou muin skookin

a white cat

among the lobster-pots  -

full  moon creeping

Saturday, November 06, 2021

fift o November

day o's fooneral

...reek an aises

fifth of November

day of his funeral

...smoke and ashes

Monday, November 01, 2021

 hallowday  -

skeery  pumpkins aye aroond

...skailt sweeties on the causey

All Saints' day  -

scary pumpkins still around

...spilt sweets on the street

streengs hing tuim

 traikle-farls gane

...wutchies an warlocks stappit

strings hang empty

treacle-scones gone

...witches and warlocks sated