Friday, July 29, 2022

on a lown puil

suddentlie sumhin

dings a bul's-ee

on a calm pool

suddenly something

hits a  bull's eye

Thursday, July 28, 2022

it lang an last

weet  -

the acer's leaves daunce

at last

rain  -

the acer's leaves dance

Thursday, July 21, 2022

a lown tirl


sax fite butteries

a gentle breeze


six white butterflies

heid office  -

goavin doon on tovin maws

an peerie fowk

head office  -

gazing down on soaring gulls

and little people

Monday, July 18, 2022

swelterin wedder  -

the coos an me

fliskin flees 

sweltering weather  -

the cows and I

flicking flies 


Thursday, July 14, 2022

craw hunkers wi me

streetches an skews's craig

as though ettlin tae threep

crow sits with me

stretches and twists his neck

as though trying to speak

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

thrissel's purpie  -

ower suin

the fitest o bairds

thistles purple  -

too soon

the whitest of beards

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

wund gurlin

roon ma lugs:

'sumhin tae smush!...oniethin!'

wind growling

round my ears:

'something to smash!...anything!'

Monday, July 11, 2022

bodachs nou

we simmer an wunter

ower oor medications

old men now

we discuss at length

oor medications

bricht sinlicht  -

a mistaen jowel

...maukie flees on dug keech

bright sunlight  -

a mistaken jewel

...bluebottles on dog-shit


Monday, July 04, 2022

neb tae neb  -

dug an puddock

ettlin tae unnerstaun 

nose to nose  -

dog and frog

trying to understand

pensioner  -

her message bag

blaws awa i the wund

pensioner  -

her shopping bag

blows away in the wind