Tuesday, April 30, 2024

sweelin wund  -

gean tree


swirling wind  -

cherry tree


throuch the steadin

a speuggie

its neb fou o strae

through the building site

a sparrow

its beak full of straw

Monday, April 29, 2024

unner the tree

a tuim shoppin cairt

fouin wi fawin fruct

under the tree

an empty shopping trolley

filling with falling fruit

Friday, April 26, 2024

new maisic  -

days o weet

hiv chynged the burn's souch

new music  -

days of rain

have changed the stream's tone

Thursday, April 25, 2024

blue bonnets in an oot

o the auld post boax

...a deleevery suin?

blue tits in and out

of the old post box

...a delivery soon?

Sunday, April 21, 2024

yoga cless  -

a bummer's equal-aqual

on a flooer's heid

yoga class  -

a bee balances

on a flower's head

Thursday, April 18, 2024

the african  lassie

feshes a glintin smirk

tae a dreich day

the african girl

fetches a gleaming smile

to a dull wet day

Monday, April 15, 2024

the bodach an the bummer

rist a whilie  - syne yoke tae


the old man and the bee

rest a while  -  then set to


Sunday, April 14, 2024


skailt on the brainches

peer flourish


scattered on the branches

pear blossom

Thursday, April 11, 2024

oot frae the chippy

a bodach  -

sheddae o a maw follaes him

out from the chip-shop

an old man  -

shadow of a gull follows him

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

sneck aff the T.V.

hearken: a burd

croonin on the aerial

turn  off the T.V.

listen: a bird

singing on the aerial

ginge gibbie-cat

peerie teeger

sowpin frae a bowlie

ginger tom

little tiger

supping from a bowl

Monday, April 08, 2024

i the scrogs

a tasht bottle seegnals:

sinsheen an cluds

in the undergrowth

a broken bottle signals:

sunshine and clouds

ink-derk burn -


o sweels an swirls

ink-dark stream  -


of eddies and whirlpools

Saturday, April 06, 2024



in a rin-awa bucket



in a run-away dustbin

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

athort the pome

a peerie reid eemock

...its bluid bydes, a comma

across the poem

a little red ant  

...its blood remains, a comma

fundin ma auld truan -

baith o's rousty nou  

we'll bigg nae mair wa's

finding my old trowel  -

both of us rusty now  

we'll build no more walls