Friday, March 31, 2023

swaws rowin in


...maws on the strand

waves rolling in


...gulls on the shore

Thursday, March 30, 2023

kintra nicht maisic  -

a dug barks, twa dugs bark

thray dugs...

country night music  -

a dog barks, two dogs bark

three dogs..

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

tropical Isle

fantoush farins

...granfaither blaws on's scoatch bree

tropical island

exotic foods

...granddad blows on his his scotch broth

Monday, March 27, 2023

 a fuffy queue  -

suddently a bairn croons

...smirks spreid

an impatient queue  -

suddenly a  child sings

...smiles spread

stert o the saison  -

in the soomin puil

a lane deuk 

start of the season  -

in the swimming pool

a lone duck 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

swans  -

yin snecks sauch twigs

the ither's baggit shiffle

swans  -

one snips willow twigs

the other's pregnant shuffle

Sunday, March 19, 2023


nest biggin  -

gies a haun wi the weedin


nest building  -

helps with the weeding

frae ma winnock  -

a tod lamps by, an

ambulance ma yett

from my window  -

a fox lopes past, an

ambulance my gate

Monday, March 13, 2023

leafless sauchs  -

thair yallaness an oorie

bonnienesss i the weet

leafless willows  -

their yellowness

a strange beauty in the rain

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

echa  -

the lassie left her sang

i the unnerpass

echo  -

the young girl left her song

in the underpass

Monday, March 06, 2023

jazz i the gairden  -

bleckie bleck bleckie broon

... a blae egg

jazz in the garden  -

blackbird black blackbird brown

...a blue egg


mornin hunds

yowlin, knackin

the bunts o freesty ghaists

morning hounds

howling, snapping

the tails of frosty ghosts

Saturday, March 04, 2023

fou muin  -

i the gairden bawdrons' een

...yalla sins

full moon  -

In the garden cat's eyes

...yellow suns

Thursday, March 02, 2023

the fush-van

feshes a snowk o the sea

tae the causey

the fish-van

fetches a smell of the sea

to the street

Thursday, February 23, 2023

fluid trock redd  -

the burn

croonin agane

flood debris cleared  -

the stream

singing again

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

roondin a bend i the burn  -

the suddent licht

o swans an snawdraps

rounding a bend in the stream  -

the sudden light 

of swans and snowdrops

covid lockdoon  -

we brunt oor palm corse

an sainit ilk ither

covid lockdown   -

we burned our palm cross

and blessed each other

(Ash wednesday)

Monday, February 20, 2023

voar sin  

a boorach

o daffins

spring sun

a cluster

of daffodils

Thursday, February 16, 2023

her gairden

fou o plastic skwurrels  -

she  fells the rael yins!

her garden

full of plastic squirrels  -

she kills the real ones!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Valentine's day  -

twa speuggies 

halfers a fat-baw

Valentine's day  -

two sparrows

share a fat-ball

Monday, February 13, 2023

ma brunt haun hailin  -

its huil

bairnlie new

my burnt hand healing  -

its skin

baby new

craws in sinlicht  -

on the wa

dirlin graffitti

crows in sunlight  -

on the wall

kinetic graffitti

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

twa windae-waashers  -

ah suddently mynd

a cataract appintment

two window-cleaners  -

i suddenly remember

a cataract appointment

frae the yirthquak's 

derk bore  -  a peerie bairn

...caum it its hamecomin

from the earthquake's

dark hole  -  a tiny child

...calm at its second birth

Tuesday, February 07, 2023



amang the snawdraps



among the snowdrops

Thursday, February 02, 2023

swan preenin  -

a bygaun jogger

...her pink pleats

swan preening  -

a passing jogger

...her pink pigtails

Tuesday, January 17, 2023


doverin on the snaw:


asleep on the snow:

wunter mornin  -

throuch lace hingers

 jeelt brainches

winter morning  -

through lace curtains

 frozen branches

Thursday, January 12, 2023

new neebours  -

thair bawdrons veesits

weirin a reid boo-tie

new neighbours  -

their cat visits

wearing a red bow-tie

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

hogmanay rackets

brustin bricht fir saiconts

...the leal muin

new year fireworks

bursting bright for seconds

...the constant moon

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

alang the plainstanes  -

Yule treen untinselled

staun neist tae the buckets

along the pavement  -

Christmas trees untinselled

stand next to the dustbins

Thursday, January 05, 2023

furst day it schuil  -



first day at school  -



Monday, January 02, 2023

Yule mornin  -

treen ableeze wi sparks

sae perfitly space't

Christmas morning  -

trees ablaze with raindrops

so perfectly spaced

Sunday, January 01, 2023

 2023  -

a new neb waukens

in shut-doon door-cheek

2023  -

a new face wakens

in  a closed-down doorway