Saturday, March 30, 2024

it the winnock

a bummer  -

a drone wi nae steeng!

at the window

a bee  -

a drone with no sting!

Friday, March 29, 2024


Guid Friday  

'...heids o enless Christs rowe doon'


Good Friday  

'...heads of endless Christs roll down'


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Gaza  -

oot frae the stoor: a bairn back tae the stoor

Gaza  -

out from the dust: a child

...and back to the dust

daffins an blaebells:

a'm myndit o Eukraine  -

nae voar thair yit!

daffodils and bluebells:

I think of Eukraine  -

no spring there yet!

Monday, March 25, 2024

a bygaun train honks  -

heich abuin

swans repone

a passing train honks  -

high above

swans answer

Thursday, March 21, 2024

the dowie causey

suddentlie ableeze

...gean flourish

the dreary street

suddenly ablaze

...cherry blossom

Monday, March 18, 2024

on the bike peth

a dirlin bob o blae-


on the cycle path

a vibrant bunch of blue-


Sunday, March 17, 2024

the priest threeps:

'the wurd o God'

...a bairn ca's oot

the priest intones:

'the word of god'

...a child cries out

skypin faimilie

faur an near  -  in the gairden

a wab dirls

skyping family

far and near  -  in the garden

a web quivers

Monday, March 11, 2024

mornin  Mass

throuch a stour  -  the braes

a'ready in mantillas

morning Mass

through a blizzard  -  the hills

already in mantillas

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

voar  -


growein looder

spring  -


growing louder

peerie blue bonnet

yer heid bobbin whit

maisic dae ye hearken tae?

little blue-tit

your head bobbing

what music do you hear?

voar's airmy

on the muive  - pynts o thair leisters 


spring's army

on the move  - points of their spears 


the sin sheen's

on the tuim fusky boattle  -

he thocht the sin blinkit in't

the sun shines

on the empty whisky bottle  -

he thought the sun shone in it!

Monday, March 04, 2024

watterside scart  -

its spreid weengs

walcumin the sin

riverbank cormorant  -

its spread wings 

welcoming the sun

Saturday, March 02, 2024

keek o day  

muives athort the gairden

freest stooryin aheid


moves across the garden

frost racing ahead

Friday, March 01, 2024

i the tirl

daffins skewin

tentie o the burn bygaun

in the breeze

daffodils turning

watching the stream pass by