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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

DECEMBER 7, 2013 10:16AM

Layover

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A postcard city found

lit by romance

of an unknown history

 

Blank sheets

of a new journal

await filling

 

A new perfume

fills the air

but stirs no memories

 

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DECEMBER 2, 2013 9:57AM

Current

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  To inhabit as water inhabits

filling

unnoticed

occupying

its surroundings

the pond spreads outward

across the landscape

its surface

at times

smooth

dark

choppy

diamond pinpoints

reflecting the sun

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DECEMBER 1, 2013 11:06PM

Winter’s Grip 6

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 An icy drizzle

 slowly hardening

 bringing quiet and beauty

circleoflife 

  ~ image by MCS

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DECEMBER 1, 2013 11:01AM

Winter’s Grip 5

 

hand-in-hand 

 Brisk morningouting

 light from the back window

 says come in out of the cold

  circleoflife

 

 

  ~ Trish Romance print

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NOVEMBER 30, 2013 9:53PM

Winter’s Grip 4

10th line woods

 Cold so sharp

 that shadows

 bite into the hardened snow

circleoflife 

 

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NOVEMBER 30, 2013 8:58AM

Winter’s Grip 3

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 Pale skies at twilight

 promises more snow

 followed by winter winds

  circleoflife

 

 ~ image by MCS, Cold Lake, Ontario

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NOVEMBER 29, 2013 11:35AM

Winter’s Grip 2

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 Crystal clear icicles

 melting slowly  

 as the morning sun warms

circleoflife 

 

 ~ image by MCS

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NOVEMBER 28, 2013 1:28PM

Winter’s Grip 1

 

  images

  Under first snow

  red maple leaves soften

  returning to the earth

  circleoflife

 ~ image courtesy of Google

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NOVEMBER 27, 2013 8:31AM

November Moment

 

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 Fingers numbed by cold

 the clouds disperse

 bleak rays of sun

  circleoflife

 

   ~ image by MCS, Bruce Trail, Ontario

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NOVEMBER 26, 2013 3:35PM

November Hike

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 Fallen leaves litter the ground

 with each step

 fragrance released

  circleoflife

  ~ image by MCS

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NOVEMBER 24, 2013 8:39AM

Sound of Emptiness

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 Winter moonlight

deepens the feeling of emptiness

of the lakefront cottage

 

Early snowfall

winter sunset

obscured by heavy clouds

 

A discarded canoe

left unattended

slowly fills with snow 

circleoflife 

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NOVEMBER 17, 2013 11:26AM

Bow

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In autumn

a faintly light sky

a wind swept tree

circleoflife

 

 

 ~ image MCS, Cold Lake, Ontario

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NOVEMBER 4, 2013 8:20PM

Cover

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Fluttering through the trees

snowflakes embrace the landscape

others flutter free in the breeze

circleoflife
 
 
 

~ acrylic on canvas MCS, Buckhorn, Ontario

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NOVEMBER 2, 2013 9:02PM

November Walks

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Days start dark as pitch

fallen Birch leaves

crunch under foot

 

Whiff of leave mould

distant cry of a bird

hours before sunrise

 

The patter of rain

earthy scents released

steps quicken

circleoflife 

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NOVEMBER 2, 2013 10:22AM

Autumn Bliss

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 Radiant autumn sun

 spilling golden light

 Aspen grove aglow

  circleoflife

 ~ image MCS, Peace River, Alberta


 

 

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OCTOBER 30, 2013 7:42PM

Unfilled

A slow day

in the empty coffee shop

stacks of paper cups

circleoflife
OCTOBER 29, 2013 7:30PM

Nowadays

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 The hassle

 of wondering

 how long

 

 What happened

 to the right

 now

 

 Why ponder

 the later

 ignoring the view

 

 Hours wasted

 on wishing

 for what I ask

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OCTOBER 27, 2013 10:47AM

Coming and Going

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An empty wood

lingering autumn colours

few bird sounds

 

Over a gleaming creek

reflected reds and yellows

sound of moving water

 

How lonely it feels

with summer gone

and winter on its way

 

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OCTOBER 26, 2013 9:33AM

Autumn Drizzle

Deep penetrating silence

my ears protest

in the distance one lone bird cry

 

Falling through the trees

rain clings to bare branches

runoff falls to the ground

 

A darkened wood

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OCTOBER 25, 2013 11:46AM

Autumn Scents

Smoking red brick chimneys

expelling wispy gray smoke

in the autumn twilight

circleoflife
OCTOBER 24, 2013 12:54PM

Rays

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 Spruce and Sugar Maples

 bathe in sunset rays

 footpath ablaze

  circleoflife

 

 

~ image MCS, Bruce Trail, Ontario

 

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OCTOBER 20, 2013 9:55AM

Shards

Even when I think

I’ve forgotten you

I’m looking for you

I don’t even know

I’m doing it

I push you

out of my mind

yet I keep on

remembering you

so often my breath catches

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OCTOBER 20, 2013 12:45AM

Cover

The dark woods

silently coated

in heavy morning frost

circleoflife
OCTOBER 19, 2013 12:22PM

Interval

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 In the autumn dusk

 city core almost empty

 towers stand waiting

circleoflife 

 

  ~ image by MCS, Bay & King St, Toronto

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OCTOBER 18, 2013 9:31AM

Vacant

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 Steady rain fall

 leaves decorate the ground

 park free of gatherers

  circleoflife

 

 ~ image MCS, Meadowvale, Ontario

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