M. C. S.'s Blog

Poetry: the best words in the best order.

M. C. S.

M. C. S.
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birthday
December 19
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For me writing is the best way to talk without ever being interrupted.................................. ©2014 M.C.S. - all rights reserved

MY RECENT POSTS

OCTOBER 20, 2014 7:13PM

Autumn #7

 

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One stands on the dock

usually a favourite spot

today the autumn mist envelops

 

Consuming dampness

heavy overcast sky

life seems to have stopped

 

A colourless day

very little sounds

a melancholy moment

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OCTOBER 19, 2014 2:30PM

Autumn #6

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Autumn afternoon

overcast sky

gull rides the breeze

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~ image by MCS


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OCTOBER 14, 2014 7:09PM

Autumn #5

 

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In these woods

goes no one

this crisp autumn morning

 

Damp autumn wind

red and gold leaves

tremble before release

 

Fluttering autumn leaves

meander downward

crunching sounds underfoot

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OCTOBER 12, 2014 2:13PM

Autumn #4

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 Mellow autumn light

 red and gold palette

 deep sense of tranquility

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~ acrylic on canvas, MCS, Lake Aquitaine, Ontario

 

 


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OCTOBER 9, 2014 9:03AM

In October

I cup your ashes

in my trembling

hands

 

A cold gray heap

with traces of white

surprisingly free of scent

 

Above the sky so blue

the sun highlighting

the tops of the trees below

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 10:45AM

Autumn #3

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  Just this morning

  a lingering fog

  gentle breeze, falling leaves

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 ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS, Niagara Escarpment,  Mount Nemo

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 4:33PM

Autumn #2

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  The beginning of autumn

   doors adorned

   in subdued colours

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 ~ image by MCS

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 9:31AM

Autumn #1

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Perfect autumn moment

expressed in gold and red

breathtaking beauty 

 

Early morning

peering through birch trees

sunrise a gift

 

Autumn brings

spectacular light

alls aglow

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~ acrylic

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 8:19AM

Tranquility

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 Blessed silence

 frog slips into a pond

 a ripple spreads  

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   ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS, Forks of the Credit River, Ontario

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 5:24AM

The Day Everything Changed

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Remembering

the day the earth

doubled on its self

and we bent

under the agony

of loss

destruction

hate

discord

time has

moved on

but the pain

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 7:25PM

Rules are always changing

Words they are dormant

held in by fear and anger

gut in knots

choking back tears

 

Can language accumulate

like silt

at the bottom

of a cold lake

 

Words held back

can they resurrect

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 1:05PM

Light and Dark


Days start

and end

in darkness

 

The mystery

of nightfall

has always intrigued

 

The birth

of a new morning

always a gift

 

In between we experience

the threads we weave

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 7:26PM

T. O. Snapshot

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  How I love

  walking this shoreline

  cityscape glows beyond

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~ acrylic on canvas, Toronto Island view of T.O., MCS  

 

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 9:05PM

Consider

 

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  Is it possible

to live without regret

hands unclasp

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 ~ pencil on rag paper, MCS

 

 

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AUGUST 30, 2014 11:38AM

Serenity

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  The lake tranquility

  graceful silence

  distant sails billow

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 ~ acrylic on canvas, Catchacoma Lake,  MCS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AUGUST 25, 2014 1:20PM

Autumn

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  It’s crept upon us

  light holds less warmth

  nights grow longer

 

  Autumn has arrived

  yellows and russet appear

  soon leaves will fall

 

  This autumn evening

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AUGUST 22, 2014 8:09AM

Integrity

It is cold

and hard edged

we know it

it requires

no teaching

when ignored

it murmurs

in the background

denying the soul rest

if we fail to honour it

the light becomes dim

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AUGUST 20, 2014 8:30PM

Impending Darkness

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It’s impossible

not to notice

the crumbling world

people are dying

men are grumbling

women are crying

children are unsure

our leaders hunger

for more power

greed the religion of choice

indifference and intolerance

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AUGUST 17, 2014 5:00PM

My Working Space

To me the studio is more than a physical place and even more than a mental space; it is a necessity of being. 

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It’s an omnipresent thing; it allows me to work consciously, semi-consciously, and in unconscious ways and a space to remove myself from the bump andRead full post »

AUGUST 12, 2014 7:36PM

Black Hole

Traveling the corridor of life

your bright light

hides your sorrows

 

You’re a fragile rose

without thorns

to protect yourself

 

The world revolves

but your timing

is always slightly off

 

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AUGUST 9, 2014 6:41PM

Twilight

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Somber evening light

graces quiet water

tranquil feeling descends

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I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day.
~ Vincent Van Gogh

  

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~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

 

 

 

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AUGUST 4, 2014 3:00PM

Disregard

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Tide rolls out

exposing discards

carelessness uncovered

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~ pen and ink, MCS

 

 


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JULY 30, 2014 8:23PM

Seclusion

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Out alone

to watch the sunrise

days spent in silence

 

Waves roll in

depositing white foam

cycle repeated

 

Persistent breeze

a mournful sound

but strangely comforting

 

Brilliant blue skies

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In my third year

I see how it’s changed

spam behind us

no new members

ahead of us

clouds pass over us

hollow spaces

of those deleted

or gone by choice

not wholly sure

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JULY 10, 2014 9:38AM

Summer Snapshot 1

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A cool breeze

rushes past

forming white caps

 

This golden light

is deceiving

a jacket is required

 

Standing here

taking in the coolness

appreciating the tranquilly

 

In the distance white sails billow

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