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.................................. ©2014 M.C.S. - all rights reserved

MY RECENT POSTS

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

feelings areRead full post »

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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JULY 4, 2014 5:35PM

Aftermath

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Stained glass
illustrates the sacredness
of this place

A stainless steel blade
a quick flash
it’s done

The slashes of red
an obscene canvas
of pain and madness

The soft light
gives this space
its cathedral-like feel

Pale white skin
marred by your hand
mutilated and raw

In contrast your face
transl
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JUNE 25, 2014 7:46PM

Endless Rain

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 A heavy oppressive sky

a monochromatic landscape

an overwhelming sense aloneness

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Life is like a rainbow.

You need both the sun and the rain to make its colours appear.

~

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JUNE 21, 2014 1:20PM

Internal and External Storms

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Startled by the sudden rain

the dog presses against my leg

as the sky darkens

and unburdens its self

 

At the end of the meadow

trees sag under the weight of water

the horizon is a violent green

green

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JUNE 17, 2014 8:26PM

Elegy in Black

 

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Storm clouds move in

 consuming the light

shadows hang thick

like an ill fitting black suit

putting on this suit

now one’s shadow is gone

with each step

night grows darker

wearing the black suit

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JUNE 15, 2014 8:53AM

Father

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 I treasure your books

 their spines I caress

 this highlights your absence

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  ~ Oct 10, 31 to Nov 03, 05 ~

 

~ image courtesy of Google

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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JUNE 14, 2014 7:51AM

First Light

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  At dawn’s pure light

the silence

penetrates the soul

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 ~ conté on paper, MCS

 


 

 

 

  

 

 



 

 

 

 

  

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JUNE 10, 2014 8:17PM

Inward

Observing aloneness

faces look frozen in place

words in short supply 

eye contact avoided  

 

Spring winds

bring gentle warmth

not warm enough to thaw

the accumulating icy stillness

 

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JUNE 5, 2014 7:12PM

Moment in June

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Delicate spring sun

reflected in every dewdrop

warmth seems to lingers

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~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

 

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Regardless of how long the winter, spring will always follow 
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JUNE 3, 2014 7:36PM

Clad in Isolation

Downtown Toronto

The city vibrates with motion

streets carry steady flows

steel and glass towers

stand erect like narrow fingers

reaching upward toward the sky

sun seldom touches the sidewalks

a lonely dove perched high above

its song consumed by noise

always

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JUNE 1, 2014 11:21AM

Garden Moment

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 The violet splashes

  dot the garden

  lovely ruffled petals

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  ~ acrylic on board, MCS

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MAY 31, 2014 12:48PM

Piece by Piece

I dislike these dreams

the ones filled

with chaos

moments from the past

that cannot be changed

 

This one I strain to listen

but the sounds all blend together

so I watch the clock and time slips away

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MAY 29, 2014 7:33PM

Sunshine

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Under a blue summer-like sky

sun warms an expanse of sand

breeze snaps colourful umbrellas

 

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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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MAY 26, 2014 9:20AM

Spring 17

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Spring finally begins

warmth and growth slow in coming

but it’s arrived

 

Oh yes spring has come

birds sing with gusto

tender new growth all around

 

The garden is alive

with colour and new blooms

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MAY 24, 2014 9:27AM

Précis

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Upon a closer look

its broken shells

buried in a cushion

of sand

 

Water laps the shore

irregular line dividing

dark and light

wet and dry

 

Slim silvery bones

scattered across the

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MAY 22, 2014 7:08PM

Spring 16

 

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  Following days of rain

 slightly warmer temperatures

delicate white blooms appear

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 ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

 

 

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