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

MY RECENT POSTS

JUNE 22, 2013 5:14PM

Profusion

 

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  Leaves bloom in abundance

  glistening emerald green

  wind’s whispering song

circleoflife 

 

 ~ acrylic on canvas MCS

 

 

 

 

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JUNE 17, 2013 8:12PM

Fleeting

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  The red azaleas

  with the intense shade of passion

  appear soon to be gone

   circleoflife

 

 

   ~ watercolour on rag paper MCS

 

 

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JUNE 16, 2013 6:47PM

Aurora

 

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Gliding on a dark surface

outward ripples

loon at first light

circleoflife
 
 
 

~ coloured pencils on rag paper MCS

 

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JUNE 15, 2013 11:07AM

Inspire

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  The ivory blooms

  sway in warm breeze

  June sun  

  circleoflife 

 

 

 ~ 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

 

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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

Mosaic

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 Leaves unfold

 stems reach toward sun

 colours grace

 

 Summer rain

 gently falls

 fragrance a reward

 

 Quiet breeze

 blooms sway

 a blending of colour

circleoflife 

 

  ~ 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

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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

circleoflife
JUNE 9, 2013 12:20PM

Summer (xii)

We sometimes forget the pain we suffer

never the pain we cause

~ Avâdanas

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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

Parting

 

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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

Escape

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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

 

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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

  circleoflife

 

 

 ~ acrylic on canvas

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JUNE 2, 2013 8:09AM

Calling

Temple bells in dawn’s stillness

fragrant incense wisps of smoke

silent moving feet, ancient chants 

circleoflife

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JUNE 1, 2013 1:36PM

Hypnotic

Iridescent green dragonfly

humming sound, quick movement

nature’s song and dance

circleoflife

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MAY 30, 2013 6:53PM

Rejuvenate

Dewdrops at dawn

refresh spring’s bounty

Mother Nature’s baptism

circleoflife

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MAY 29, 2013 11:18AM

Stillness

Blue heron stands

silently on elegant legs

bows,  spears, rises

circleoflife  Read full post »

MAY 26, 2013 11:59AM

Current Company

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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

Misadventure

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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 »

MAY 18, 2013 9:58PM

Simplicity

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 Joys of spring

 deep greens, unfolding colour  

 gentle rain, followed warm sunlight

circleoflife 

 

  ~ 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

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At low tide

my father would

take me to a place

off of Black’s CoveRead full post »

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

is sharp like brokenRead full post »

MAY 10, 2013 7:39PM

Spring (x)

Do not count the days; make the days count.

~ Muhammad Ali

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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

rolling of wavesRead full post »

MAY 7, 2013 7:18PM

Spring (viii)

First cherry blossoms

a cuckoo, the moon and snow

another year closes

 

~ Sugiyama Sanpû (1647~1732)

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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)

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The heart of spring

is an abyss

shimmering with rebirth

 

Exuding the sweetness

of freshRead full post »