Friday, June 30, 2023

cauld wund  -

the burn


cold wind  -

the stream


Tuesday, June 27, 2023

gairden pairty  -

throuch the scrogs

straeberries' reid een

garden party  -

through the undergrowth

strawberries' red eyes

Friday, June 23, 2023

years bygaun

the bairns' photy

slawly dwinin

years passing

the childrens' photograph

slowly fading

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

roastin day  -

amang oor sheddaes

a droopin yin

hot day  -

among our shadows

a drooping one

Saturday, June 17, 2023

the quate burn

meets wi the clints


the silent stream

meets the rocks


the orchid's heid


...flutherin butterie

the orchids's head


...fluttering butterfly

Thursday, June 15, 2023

fush-cadger's tooter

cryin in

...fush frae the sea

fishmonger's horn

summoning from the sea

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

amang jenny nettles

a hodden flooer  -

its reidness is its blateness

among nettles

a hidden flower  -

its redness is its shyness

Thursday, June 08, 2023

troot lowps

in an oot o the burn

...siller steeks

trout leaps

in and out of the stream

...silver stitches

Saturday, June 03, 2023

doitit he liggs on clints

waasht up  -  the yin on the brae

skairs's pyne

demented he lies on rocks

washed up  -  the one on the hill

shares his pain

(Peter howson's judas)

Friday, June 02, 2023

ristin on an ashet

flet peaches  -

thair sax bare erses

resting on a plate

flat peaches  -

their six bare bottoms

ettlin tae fit

key tae lock  -

the bodach's trummlin haun

trying to fit

key to lock  -

the old man's trembling hand