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

hailt



the suicide tree  -

it's branch

healed





Saturday, November 20, 2021

fawen leaves

pattren the burn

...yin leuks like a deuk




fallen leaves

pattern the stream

...one looks like a duck


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

furst Yule whigmaleeries  -

rodden

          berries




First Christmas baubles  -

rowan

           berries 

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 

bing




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