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


MARCH 23, 2014 10:19AM

Spring 3




  Another spring morning

  cold and snow linger

  store bought tulips  



   ~ acrylic on board, MCS



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MARCH 22, 2014 1:07PM

Spring 2




 Spring begins

 no warmth, no arrival of birds

 as it quietly snows


 ~ acrylic on board, MCS





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MARCH 20, 2014 7:18PM

Spring 1



  Spring has come

  with a bone deep chill

  and an overcast sky


 ~ acrylic on board, MCS



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MARCH 17, 2014 7:02PM


I pray for dreams of you

by now I’m wondering

do you remember me

so much time has passed

the chasm between

us is vast

I can no longer

see the polished

stepping stones


I can recallRead full post »

MARCH 16, 2014 3:55PM

Night Hours

During the night hours

through the darkness

I hear your voice


Through the night sky

hushed sounds

I strain to listen


The wind comes and goes

wisps of clouds travel past

as your words trickle in

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MARCH 15, 2014 11:44AM

Winter’s Grip 8




Among the winter trees

how cold the wind

taken aback when cresting the hill

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MARCH 10, 2014 12:12PM



The sultry orchids

and a woman

with blue silk slippers


~ coloured pencils on rag paper, MCS

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MARCH 8, 2014 11:08AM

Winter's Grip 7


Winter dawn

dim cold light

snowfall to come


~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

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MARCH 1, 2014 2:18PM



In the pale moonlight

I listen to an echoless life


Before me snapshots

of moments lost


These images spread out like

ash in a windstorm


Longing to break out

of this silent rut

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FEBRUARY 22, 2014 9:38AM



The sky grows dark

as I listen

for the intense


as I do

when sleep

escapes me

tonight I watch

ribbons of light

dance across

the night sky


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FEBRUARY 15, 2014 11:46AM



You’re gone

everything is

as you left it


You took that moment

and perhaps

it all stopped for you


Within a breath

you were out

of our reach


This veil thatRead full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2014 6:28PM

Night Sky Looms

Pale stars

dot the

night sky


The trees

a jagged line

in the distance


One walks

deep in thought

under a dark sky


Listening to the wind

it whispers

in aRead full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 1:39PM


The waiting

the not knowing

a particular type of silence


Which enters the heart

touches the mind

causing hands to shake

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JANUARY 29, 2014 1:06PM





 Winter cold and gloom

 on windowsill flowers in  water

 deep longing for spring


   ~ acrylic on board, MCS



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JANUARY 28, 2014 8:04PM





  Following a nap

  the cat stretches, yawns

  goes looking for fun  



  ~ pencil on manila paper, MCS



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JANUARY 27, 2014 2:12PM




 Gradually the sea darkens

 the gull’s melancholic cry

 waves roll in


 ~ pencil on rag paper, MCS



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JANUARY 26, 2014 11:23AM


In the corridor of life

you were a wisp of fog


I followed closely

wishing to contain you


You’re always out of reach

it didn’t stop me from trying


We knew the darkness so well

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JANUARY 22, 2014 5:34PM

Departing Words

Lately I’m not sleeping

I walk around

stare out the window

at the dark landscape


The house is quiet

it’s just me and the night

I murmur to myself

I should be sleeping


I end up at myRead full post »

JANUARY 20, 2014 7:48PM

Silent Company

In my dreams

you visit


I tell myself

don’t wake up


I long to hear you speak

in these dreams you’re mute


I tell myself

don’t wake up


I beg for you to

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JANUARY 18, 2014 9:22AM


All day it rained

followed by dropping temperatures

freezing the rain which covers everything

in a clear hard



The lawn slept

under this hard coating

smooth and clear like a sheet of glass

everything sparkledRead full post »

JANUARY 13, 2014 7:45PM

In Circles


A suicide’s grave

offers zero closure


I wonder will grass grow there

or will it always look like a wound


My thoughts run in all directions

as your image keeps getting smaller


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JANUARY 10, 2014 5:57PM


So cold

the breath

a puff of fog


That fades

as I wish

I could


Across the field

the horizon

looks jagged


The clouds

look both

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DECEMBER 29, 2013 10:32AM

The Selected

Blackness, muted sounds

the flip side of joy


This void

can’t be filled


Nothing grows here

imagination attempts to tend it


Each disappointment and hurt

gets catalogued and shelved


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DECEMBER 23, 2013 5:23PM

Not there


I lack words

they hover

just out of reach


I pace

the length

of my house


As these dam

words leap

from here to there


The hall

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DECEMBER 21, 2013 10:34AM


The blackness

a hole

that leads

to nothing

but remains

and torments

standing so close

to the edge

where light

cannot reach

drinking in

old fears

mixed with new

as this vile liquidRead full post »