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


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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MAY 18, 2013 9:58PM





 Joys of spring

 deep greens, unfolding colour  

 gentle rain, followed warm sunlight



  ~ watercolour on rag paper MCS


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MAY 13, 2013 9:19AM

Spring (xi)

Seeing death as the end of life

 is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.

~ David Searls

photo 1a


At low tide

my father would

take me to a place

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MAY 11, 2013 11:31AM

Mother’s Day ‘13

There are questions

I should have asked


There are places in my memory

that I wished to explore with you


There are so many things

we left unsaid


The void you left

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MAY 10, 2013 7:39PM

Spring (x)

Do not count the days; make the days count.

~ Muhammad Ali

photo 1a 







Byron is discharged

from the hospital

he says he’s

living with cancer

he’s busy

wheeling and dealing

purchasing a newRead full post »

MAY 8, 2013 7:07PM

Spring (ix)

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom

~ Greek proverb

photo 1a 

From the sand dunes

I watch the graceful

glide of a red-tailed hawk

pure movement

strong and free

over the gentle

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MAY 7, 2013 7:18PM

Spring (viii)

First cherry blossoms

a cuckoo, the moon and snow

another year closes


~ Sugiyama Sanpû (1647~1732)

photo 1a

Washing my hands

with cold water from a batter

green garden hose

separating my fingers

to make sureRead full post »

MAY 3, 2013 9:57PM

Spring (vii)

The garden

Promise of the infinite virtue of nature

Close at hand

~ Haiku (short Japanese poem)


The heart of spring

is an abyss

shimmering with rebirth


Exuding the sweetness

of freshRead full post »