Wednesday, September 27, 2023

peer tree sindial


fir oors

pear tree sundial


for hours

the jeely rowe

o staunin

on a hodden slug

the jelly roll

of standing

on an unseen slug


lik a drouthie  -

snails a'whaur


like a drunk  -

snails  everywhere

Monday, September 25, 2023

hairst  -

a hinmaist waasp

ower forfochen tae stang

autumn  -

a last wasp

too tired to sting

Sunday, September 24, 2023


taks haud  

...runklin leaves


takes hold  

...curling leaves

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

monastery bawdrons

on's alms traik  -

the flesher, the baxter...

monastery cat

on his alms journey  -

the butcher,the baker...

Thursday, September 14, 2023

throuch the leaves

persimmons keekin  -

a laich yin tuith-merkit

through the leaves

persimmons peeping  -

a lower one tooth-marked

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

 the yirdin bell

draps slawly throuch the err  

the day: 9/11

the funeral bell

drops slowly through the air  

today: 9/11

Sunday, September 10, 2023

janglin bells...


stoorin tae Mass

jangling bells...


racing to Mass

Saturday, September 09, 2023


ristin on the gairden hose

...the thrab o life


resting on the garden hose

...the throb of life

 a ruinage re-chartit  -

the maister nou wins awa

on's boattie

ruins re-charted  -

the master now leaves

on his boat


(BRIAN LOWERY OSA 1941-2019)

Friday, September 08, 2023

sic waarmth  -

e'en the butteries

glidin mair nor uisual

such heat  -

even the butterflys

gliding more than usual

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

gairden shed

hapt in hinniesickle

...bummers' boom boax

garden hut

covered in honeysuckle

...bees' boom box

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

frae sauch tae sauch


flourishes a blae threid

from willow to willow


embroiders a blue thread