Thursday, May 26, 2022

tooter

teuk his braith awa

...wrocht blues




trumpet

took his breath away

...made blues

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

 efter the flude

 bowders heeligoleerie

...watter's  runes




after the flood

boulders in confusion

...river's runes


granson skairs ma bed

shilpit airms'n legs taigle

...a dwam o attercaps




grandson shares my bed

skinny arms and legs tangle

...I dream of spiders

Saturday, May 21, 2022

auld sodger  -

sin sheen's frae's medals

...blindin




old soldier  -

sun shines from his medals

...blinding

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

keek o day  -

on the brae

bricht bouets o brume



sunrise  -

on the hillside

bright lanterns of broom

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

peerie snail

chairtin'ts

jurney




tiny snail

mapping out

its journey

Saturday, April 30, 2022

deuklins ettlin tae

sclim the sliddery brae

...lik aw youthlins




ducklings trying to

climb the slippery slope

...like all youngsters

Thursday, April 21, 2022

swan's nest  -

yin egg

growein cauld




swan's nest  -

one egg

growing cold

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

voar's

racket funtains

gean trees




spring's

firework fountains

cherry trees

Saturday, April 16, 2022

 abandont tank  -

in an oot o the barrel

speuggies



abandoned tank  -

in and out of the barrel

sparrows








Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Ukraine  -

she maits'r chookies

amang brent-oot tanks




Ukraine  -

she feeds her chickens

among burnt-out tanks

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

wund 'n' cluds  -

swaws o licht

ower the daffins




wind and clouds  -

waves of light

over the daffodils



Monday, April 04, 2022

aw alang the brainch

the sin's licht

birslin the speuggie's feet




all along the branch

the sun's  light

warming the sparrow's feet

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

hou neebourly  -

her magnolia petals

cleid ma lawn




how neighbourly  -

her magnolia petals

dress my lawn

Saturday, March 26, 2022

freithin flourish  -

gean tree's

Pace bunnet




frothing blossom  -

cherry tree's

Easter bonnet

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

blue bonnets daff  i the sinsheen  -

sheddaes flit

athort the chaumer




blue tits play in the sunshine  -

shadows dart 

across the room

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

maggies dump throuch

the swans' nest

...stormtroops




magpies kick through

the swans' nest

...stormtroops

Saturday, March 05, 2022

on a bricht blae burn

swans snuve

pontifical lik




on a bright blue stream

swans glide

pontifically


Thursday, March 03, 2022

Ukraine  -

voar flooers i the derk yirth

bidin fir the aw-clear




Ukraine  -

spring flowers in the dark earth

awaiting the all-clear

Monday, February 28, 2022

hinnymuin boatie

rescuin kestawas

we poued thegither




honeymoon boat 

rescuing castaways

we pulled together

( For Ann)


Friday, February 18, 2022

 lichtnin

on the derk burn

stertilt swans




lightning

on the dark stream

startled swans



Thursday, February 17, 2022

wund  -  blawin myndins

throuch

this ayebydand kythin




wind  -  blowing memories

through

this eternal presence

Monday, February 14, 2022

ilka brainch

glaizie wi sparks

...claucht i thair mash



every branch

aglitter with raindrops

...caught in their net




Friday, February 11, 2022

wunter mornin  -

a freen's caw

i the set o's braith




winter morning  -

a friend's greeting

in the shape of his breath

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

sin blinters

throuch the sparred palin  -

the warl's a cairtoon




sun flickers

through the slatted fence  -

the world's a cartoon



Saturday, February 05, 2022

a hinmaist dander

wi's auld gundug

...the ferrier bydes




a last walk

with his old gundog

...the vet waits

Friday, February 04, 2022

shooers o leaves  -

bleckie blooters  throuch 

tae voar growthe




showers of leaves  -

blackbird kicks through 

to spring growth






Tuesday, February 01, 2022

roon the saunt's hoose

the err is aw jasmine

...wesps amang the baklava




round the saint's house

the air is all jasmine

...wasps among the baklava

Thursday, January 27, 2022

they bide till a haud by  -

syne  ma neebours gae 

intil the mait baunk




they wait until I pass  -

then my neighbours

enter the food bank







saft souch  -

a clud

fleets doonstream




soft breeze  -

a cloud

floats downstream 



Wednesday, January 26, 2022

eesock

stottin on a clint

graithin himsel fir the plype




dipper

bouncing on a rock

psyching himself for the plunge

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

heron goves

intae's refleckshun

...fush soom throuch's heid




heron gazes

into his reflection

...fish swim through his head

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

covid blues  -

she croons a wurdless sang

on a weet blashie day




covid blues  -

she sings a wordless song

on a wet rainy day

apenin the hingers

tod hunkers

govein it the muin




opening the curtains

fox sits

staring at the moon 

aw day fouin mait paircels  -

she lints

maitin the swans




all day filling food parcels  -

she relaxes

feeding the swans

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

on the cafe brod heid

forgat

a snorlie hankie




on the cafe table

forgotten

a knotted handkerchief

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

oot frae unner

a hap o snaw

...voar




out from under

a blanket of snow

...spring 

Jerusalem haddie's

azure flicht

...glorifeein the aircher




kingfisher's

azure flight

...glorifying the archer


Saturday, January 08, 2022

am aye weirin

her loom band  -

a hecht's a hecht




i'm still wearing

her loom band  -

a promise is a promise

Thursday, January 06, 2022

a santa bunnet

trampit i the snaw

...fremmit sodgers




a santa hat

trampled in the snow

...foreign soldiers

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

watter's souchs an grueins  -

deuk quaich guis honk

an hern's seelent spear




river's tones and terrors  -

duck quack goose honk

and heron's silent spear