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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

DECEMBER 26, 2014 10:43AM

Along this Place

The grey sky

and the colourless lake

the world is

silent

 

Sitting watching

waves rolling in

not a sound just

motion

 

Footprints in the sand

deep and stretching forward

its maker long

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DECEMBER 25, 2014 6:59PM

Greetings

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Prayer for Today

 

Grace us today, with the gift of time

Grace us today, with the gift of choice

Grace us today, with the gift of faithful friendship

 

Grace us today, with ethical work to do

Grace

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DECEMBER 21, 2014 6:28PM

December 21st

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The shortest day

silence enters the heart

tomorrow light lengthens

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DECEMBER 20, 2014 11:34PM

Worn Out

 

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 Sitting fitfully

newspaper spread out

across the desktop

feeling restless

with so many words

all spelling unrest

feeling chilled

by the weight

of all this chaos

page after page

of this stuffRead full post »

DECEMBER 19, 2014 7:32PM

Linger

A winter morning

when it’s much too early

to be awake

yet so difficult

to return to sleep

one lies in dark silence

crowded with memories

which follow relentlessly

their weight one carries

unable to put down the loadRead full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2014 12:50PM

Outskirts

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Morning December grey skies

the city still quiet 

as an empty house

the streets spread out

vacant and almost still

the skies streaked

with early dawn light

somewhere sleepers

lying in dreams

turn and theirRead full post »

DECEMBER 11, 2014 6:18PM

December Moment

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Before the beveled glass

a landscape of white

nothing goes about

 

Snowflakes fall

without a sound

the vacuum that is winter

 

The garden

a blanket of white

so pure and clean

 

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DECEMBER 9, 2014 8:03PM

Thug = Coward

When the thug is cornered he turns dangerous

reason and decorum burn to ash and vanish

heavy breathing can be heard from across the hall

loud shouts overpower

puffed-out chest a mock sign of self-importance

becomes less convincing asRead full post »

DECEMBER 5, 2014 9:34PM

Too Much

Having experienced too much

one steps aside

and their soul

falls to the floor

it rests still

and lifeless

eyes burdened

by witnessing too much greed

ears burn

with the sounds of hypocrisy

so much so

thatRead full post »

DECEMBER 2, 2014 8:31PM

Pause

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Remembering warmth

reflected light

off lily pads

 

Looking deeper

and deeper inward

the Koi come into view

 

Right now

winter’s cloak falls away

summer relived

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~ acrylic

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DECEMBER 1, 2014 7:25AM

Three Stanzas

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  A blue cast fills the sky

  stealing colour from

  my skin

 

  Onset of winter

  always starts like this

  silent and dark

 

  Closing my eyes

  listening intently

  asRead full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2014 11:51AM

Façade

 

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 November lies desolate

void of colour

the garden

a dark-toned patch

the last days

of this month

crawl by

without direct light

free of reflection

the only thing

that shines

is the distant

cardinal’s song

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NOVEMBER 27, 2014 9:02AM

Winter Ghost

Detesting winter

stepping out into cold mornings

sky dark as India ink

accompanied by a bone deep chill

reaching for a knit scarf

double-wrapped around

tight attempting to keep warm  

pulling tight a thick wool coat

hands incased in leatherRead full post »

NOVEMBER 25, 2014 8:38AM

Erupt

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  An internal storm

  rages

 

  The inner most layers

  snap

 

  This night’s darkness

  moans

 

  Kept awake night after night

  madness

 

  TheRead full post »

NOVEMBER 24, 2014 9:30AM

Onlooker

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Eyes look up

from writing

sadness tells a story

 

Outside the coffee shop

snow turns to rain

grey clouds match those eyes

 

Seeing way too much

looking away

what are you thinking

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NOVEMBER 22, 2014 2:39PM

Late November

 

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  Autumn lies discarded

 the landscape looking exhausted

all is the colour of soot

remnants of yesterday’s snow fall

dots the terrain like puddles of melted wax

 

Such bleak scenery

pushes one indoors

seeking warmth and comfort

wintry weather hasRead full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2014 8:08AM

Bitter Hours

Too much has happened

time weighs heavy on me

this weight has eaten

away at my core

 

As this year winds down

I look ahead with a measure

of fear and worry

what’s waiting for me

 

I’ve shoulderRead full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2014 12:40PM

Winter Materializes

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Mornings break with

a bluish light

it streams

quietly across

the landscape

promising

snow and cold

surely ice will follow

with it comes

those cracking sounds

that rings out in the night

followed by dense quiet

that causesRead full post »

NOVEMBER 9, 2014 10:02AM

Black Entries

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The day-timer is full

however the days are

empty

meaningless

 

The radio plays

in the background

mindless

tunes

 

The skies are lead grey

leaves blow in the breeze

tumble

gone

 

TheRead full post »

NOVEMBER 3, 2014 7:58AM

Autumn #10

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Late afternoon

pond sparkles

gentle swaying grasses

 

Rustling leaves

carried in the breeze

distant bird song

 

Daylight fading

time trickling past

autumn’s end

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~ acrylic

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NOVEMBER 1, 2014 10:03AM

Autumn #9

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 Frosty dawn

dancing snowflakes

at first light

 

Golden maple leaves

carpet the lawn

their edges highlighted white

 

The first snow

has come early

calendar still reads autumn

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When

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OCTOBER 26, 2014 2:10PM

Autumn #8

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Autumn drizzle

bringing this walk

to an end

 

Murmurs of thunder

match pace

with crashing waves

 

Drab colour

spreads outward

landscape looking tired

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~ acrylic on canvas,

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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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