M. C. S.'s Blog

Poetry: the best words in the best order.

M. C. S.

M. C. S.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
December 19
For me writing is the best way to talk without ever being interrupted.................................. ©2015 M.C.S. - all rights reserved


JULY 6, 2013 1:26PM



Right now I see

that the difference

between a rut and a grave

is roughly six feet

I’ve dug for so long

that I can’t see the horizon

above me the clouds

keep passing by

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JULY 3, 2013 7:32PM


I remember

your departure

the light outside

the crisp nip in the air

when you left

you took

bits of my soul

I gave them up freely

for I couldn’t tolerate

if you forgot me

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JULY 2, 2013 8:42PM


Even when I try

to forget

you’re never

very far away

I know I pretend

not to look

for you

but I do


You’re always

fresh in my mind

my heart still

longs for youRead full post »

JUNE 30, 2013 3:06PM

Colours of Summer ‘13


Looking up

from painting

oblique light


It should be summer

but the light

says otherwise


Storm clouds

moving in

birds go quiet


Breeze stirs

lace curtains flutterRead full post »

JUNE 29, 2013 1:39PM

First Light



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 It hardly matters if I’m ready

or if I fully understand

light is ever changing

as it moves across

my studio


It arrives with a burst of raw energy

so powerful at times

that my breath catchesRead full post »

JUNE 27, 2013 8:15PM


Why do I do this

counting days

I know down to the minute

how long you’ve been gone


one moment you’re here

the next you’re ripped away from me


Such a bad mental habit

to count down timeRead full post »

JUNE 23, 2013 7:55PM

Summer (xv)

Healing comes from letting

 there be room for all of "this" to happen:

room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.

~ Pema Chodron

photo 1a

Summer afternoon

in the garden

refuge from the heat

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JUNE 22, 2013 5:14PM





  Leaves bloom in abundance

  glistening emerald green

  wind’s whispering song



 ~ acrylic on canvas MCS





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JUNE 17, 2013 8:12PM




  The red azaleas

  with the intense shade of passion

  appear soon to be gone




   ~ watercolour on rag paper MCS



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JUNE 16, 2013 6:47PM




Gliding on a dark surface

outward ripples

loon at first light


~ coloured pencils on rag paper MCS


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JUNE 15, 2013 11:07AM







  The ivory blooms

  sway in warm breeze

  June sun  




 ~ acrylic on canvas MCS





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JUNE 14, 2013 9:42AM

Summer (vx)



We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them

~Kahlil Gibran


photo 1a 


Is anguish a method of measuring

the way we love and live

or of how much we’ve lost

how much has been taken

awayRead full post »

JUNE 13, 2013 8:48AM



 Leaves unfold

 stems reach toward sun

 colours grace


 Summer rain

 gently falls

 fragrance a reward


 Quiet breeze

 blooms sway

 a blending of colour



  ~ acrylic on canvas MCS



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JUNE 11, 2013 10:15AM

Summer (xiii)

So hot

even rocks and trees

shine in my eyes

~ Kyorai

photo 1a

Scorching hot day   

still lake

dark deep waters

ancient silt accumulated

from the depth

you can hear

the callingRead full post »

JUNE 10, 2013 7:39AM

Quiet Beauty

Solitary loon

landing on still dark lake

shattering liquid crystal

JUNE 9, 2013 12:20PM

Summer (xii)

We sometimes forget the pain we suffer

never the pain we cause

~ Avâdanas

photo 1a

Pale sunlight falling on boxwood hedge

tired feet slowly move up a gravel pathway

broken sandals carried limply

by work worn hands

climbing theRead full post »

JUNE 6, 2013 7:56PM




This very moment

I see that you

are not what you say

as dark clouds pass overhead

across the hollow that is my heart

an empty feeling consuming me

not speaking a word

I walk on past you

rain begins to fallRead full post »

JUNE 5, 2013 7:46PM











Tall June Iris of deepest purple

overlook the flowering garden

unending spread of greens


Raindrops at noon

refresh and release nature’s perfume

sight, sounds and scent stir imagesRead full post »

JUNE 3, 2013 8:50PM

Early Morning



A raven caws

breaking the silence

of the woods


Slow moving creek

small shimmering white rapids

water flows


Moss covered rocks

soft earthy scent

silence returns




 ~ acrylic on canvas

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JUNE 2, 2013 8:09AM


Temple bells in dawn’s stillness

fragrant incense wisps of smoke

silent moving feet, ancient chants 


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JUNE 1, 2013 1:36PM


Iridescent green dragonfly

humming sound, quick movement

nature’s song and dance


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MAY 30, 2013 6:53PM


Dewdrops at dawn

refresh spring’s bounty

Mother Nature’s baptism


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MAY 29, 2013 11:18AM


Blue heron stands

silently on elegant legs

bows,  spears, rises

circleoflife  Read full post »

MAY 26, 2013 11:59AM

Current Company

one 2


Is my beliefs what makes me

what I am

I wonder maybe I should

know the answer

and then there’s the saying

seeing is believing

during these times

I feel I’m lost

and traveling

out ofRead full post »

MAY 19, 2013 12:46PM



Quietly draped in muted tones

greys, blacks, multiple shades for brown

the cold slowly creeps inward

I was expecting this to occur

for the absence of you

has left me

wide open

to chill


ShadowsRead full post »