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

MY RECENT POSTS

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 8:36PM

Commute

 

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 Driving to work

 beyond the guardrails

 sumacs turning red

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 ~ acrylic on canvas MCS, ‘78

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 7:19PM

Nature's Cycles

Cool, darker mornings

white and red ribbons of light

along busy road ways

 

Sunny afternoons

summer like

without full warmth

 

Crisp evenings

whiffs of wood smoke

as foliage slowly falls

circleoflife

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 3:56PM

Fallen

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  Hushed stillness

  breeze filters through

  now decaying castoffs

  circleoflife 

 

  ~ image by MCS

 

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 10:44PM

Inundation

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 Heavy September rain

 spray from a passing truck

 twin rivers along the road side

  circleoflife

  ~ acrylic on canvas MCS

 

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 8:45AM

Estate Trust

What if the dead

could be probated

could we void death

could the dead be willed back

to now

everything else

is so

final

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 8:45PM

Haze

 

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 I wished

to press

the button

again

and again

sending

the morphine

flowing

through his blood

dosing him

numbing his pain

dropping

him into sleep

or is it

perhaps

just aRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 8:08AM

Into the Unknown

Why not just accept

why say things

you have no

way of knowing

 

How can one

really know

what’s in

another’s mind

 

Our friend

got sick

news poor

from the start

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“Designing shoes is magicians work – a shoe should be visible but sometimes needs to be invisible.”

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 ~ image courtesy of Google

 The first retrospective of Christian Louboutin’s work; in 2012 he celebrates twenty years as a shoe designer. ThisRead full post »
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 11:37AM

Go or Stay

 

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  Into the unknown

  in hushed voices

  it’s whispered

  it’s the cowards

  way out and selfish

  they should have stayed

  worked it out

  asked for help

  but who are we

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 6:08PM

Beauty of Nature

A still afternoon

full of late summer sun

mellow colours about

 

In the quiet wood

a woodpecker pecks

breaking the sound of silence

 

Fallen oak leaves

releasing the odor of decay

and the promise of hopeRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 2:36PM

Expanding My Horizons

 

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I have decided to

get out and take

a class

 

Figure drawing fit

into my busy schedule

first class this past week

 

Twelve students

mixed gender

and ages

 

Center

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 12:32PM

When it Rains

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Today I awoke to the sound of rain

much to wet to work in the garden

 

Carried out simple tasks

like making coffee

 

Ambled into the studio

it felt cold today

 

Perhaps it’s the drab

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 7:28PM

Dusk

Early autumn evening

the sky streaked red

empty country road

circleoflife
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 8:14PM

Transition

Hints of autumn

foliage touched by red and gold

crisp air at dusk

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 8:13AM

Shore Meander

The rush of wind

sculpts fine lines on sand

vacant beach

 

Ebb and flow of waves

a ribbon of footprints

washed away

 

Hurrying in and out

a graceful sandpiper

pecks at white foam

circleoflife

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AUGUST 31, 2013 8:21AM

Mizzle

The ocean’s crashing sounds

drowning out gull’s cries

storm clouds roll in

 

A chill wind

rolling across the sand

bending wild grasses

 

Salt scented air

mixing with rain

pitting wind blown sandRead full post »

AUGUST 29, 2013 7:55PM

Spray

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  Waxy petals

  perfect shade of blush

  balanced by white

  circleoflife

 

 ~ image by MCS

 

 

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AUGUST 26, 2013 8:11PM

Uncover

 Clouds parting

exposing a dome of blue

colour returns to the sea

circleoflife 

 

 

 


 

 

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AUGUST 23, 2013 10:31PM

Shift

 

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  These woods quiet and fragrant

 wondering through here

contemplating or just getting away

feeling like a stranger

for week to week

the scene

has undergone

another change

climbing up to the ridgeRead full post »

AUGUST 22, 2013 7:36PM

Evening Stroll

August night

streetlights blink on

a woman walks a dog

 

Wagging tail

tug at the leash

sudden stop to mark

 

Crossing the park

upon the return

full moon rises

circleoflife

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AUGUST 22, 2013 8:48AM

Whoosh

Gust of wind

through the subway platform

straw hat arrives ahead

circleoflife
AUGUST 21, 2013 10:14AM

Haven

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  The garden

  place of beauty and solace

  always close at hand

  circleoflife 

 

 ~ acrylic on canvas MCS

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AUGUST 20, 2013 8:28AM

Mourning

How long will

it feel like this

 

I feel your absence

it weighs me down

 

I remember the feel of your ashes

through my fingers

 

You carried away in the wind

my voice carriedRead full post »

AUGUST 19, 2013 7:44PM

Evening Walk

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 Stillness at dusk

placid pond

distant trees sway

 

Muddy banks

earthy scents linger

chorus of frogs

 

Perfect summer evening

strolling, absorbing

the last of the day’s warmthRead full post »

AUGUST 18, 2013 9:22PM

Lustrous

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The full moon is bold

radiant play of light

silver haze spreads

 

Across a darkened harbour

silver slashes of light

full moon reflected

 

Stars dot the night sky

silver orb adorns

quiet tableauRead full post »