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
Bio
For me writing is the best way to talk without ever being interrupted.................................. ©2015 M.C.S. - all rights reserved

MY RECENT POSTS

FEBRUARY 21, 2015 1:07PM

Winter’s Grip #11

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 On this bitter winter day

  stayed in close to the fire

  mixed reds and greens

 

  Creating a moment of spring

  as the winter winds blew

  and the temperature dropped  

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 ~ acrylic onRead full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 8:12PM

Dancing Sky

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  Night sky shade of obsidian

  smudged with iridescent green

  these dancing lights

  take the breath away

  nothing else moves

  the tops of the pines

  shimmer with energy

  leaning forwardRead full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2015 9:09AM

More or Less

Eyes narrow in

the lake’s surface still

ice gleams hard and cold

trees line the shore

their roots wrapped

around rocks

their deepest selves

displayed mirror images

upside-down and down-side up

branches and roots

gnarled fingers reaching skywardRead full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2015 6:19PM

Abruptly Over

 

Love arrived

and went

away

 

Leaving me

once again

alone

 

Knowing of love

has left its

mark

 

Experiencing its promise

first hand but the aftermath a

voidRead full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2015 6:25PM

Cracked

 

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  I notice

  that when I’m thinking of you

  time tends to dissolve

  clouds come and go

  no longer aware

  of spring, summer, autumn or winter

  when awareness returns

  my heart feels like an emptyRead full post »

FEBRUARY 6, 2015 9:32AM

Winter Moon

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 The evening chill

spills over the landscape

 and finds me

 

Another shiver

as I stand in the garden

without a coat

 

Eyes turned upward

taking in the moon

absorbing the shimmering light

 

February

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JANUARY 30, 2015 4:14PM

Untitled

We witness so much

and at times

it wears us down

reality leaves us

raw and questioning

but there is hope

and it comes

so often like

a lifeline

restoring balance

and lifting the

spiritRead full post »

JANUARY 25, 2015 12:25PM

Nothingness

Winter morning

that sun is misleading

I stare out the window

 

Fire crackles in the grate

a sound I find soothing

I stare out the window

 

Sketchbook opened before me

pencils left untouched

I stare out the windowRead full post »

JANUARY 17, 2015 11:47AM

Winter Silence

Sun sparkles off the frozen pond

blinding in its glare

today this place

is a tomb of silence

 

One stands looking

across this expanse

of deep winter

swallowed by this silence

 

Farther out thereRead full post »

JANUARY 10, 2015 11:18PM

Winter’s Grip 10

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Glaring cold sunlight

deep winter expanse

a vault of silence

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~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

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JANUARY 4, 2015 7:21PM

Weathered Moment

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January evening

the lake glistens

in its frigid beauty

rolling waves

brush the shore

with a whooshing sound

high rise city lights reflected

in these waters

coloured ribbons

reminding me of

long dorsal finsRead full post »

JANUARY 3, 2015 3:36PM

Winter's Grip 9

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Sunless winter afternoon

beyond the window

large flakes fall

 

Winter scene

children climb

the far off sledding hill

 

Putting on winter gear

hard to decide mittens or gloves

heading out to shovel

 

FirstRead full post »

JANUARY 2, 2015 12:06AM

On This Day

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No words spoken

no need for them

today filled with reflection

 

On a cold night

like this

my world changed

 

Telephone rang

during the wee hours

that sound spells trouble

 

Rushing intoRead full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2014 9:20PM

Endings and Beginnings

On this last day of the year

one examines moments

events now long gone

 

Long cold night

peeking into

highs and lows

 

Nothing to write about

except to wish you all

a Happy New YearRead full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2014 6:11PM

As December Ends

Coolness

bleak sun flickers

through dense cedars

 

Glimpsing a dried oak leaf

as it skims across

hard earth

 

The morning wears on

snowflakes come and go

temperature drops  

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DECEMBER 29, 2014 6:37PM

Stillness #3

 

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 Finding this alleyway

  following the fading light

  embraced by silence

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  ~ pen and ink on rag paper, MCS

 

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DECEMBER 28, 2014 12:18PM

Stillness #2

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 The breeze brought it

  a brief moment of silence

  ever so fleeting

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  ~ pen and ink on rag paper, MCS

 

 

 

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DECEMBER 27, 2014 6:37PM

Stillness

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 A slow day

 monochromatic vista

 silence surrounds

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 ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

 

 

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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

goneRead full post »

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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