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
Bio
For me writing is the best way to talk without ever being interrupted.................................. ©2014 M.C.S. - all rights reserved

MY RECENT POSTS

JULY 4, 2014 5:35PM

Aftermath

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Stained glass
illustrates the sacredness
of this place

A stainless steel blade
a quick flash
it’s done

The slashes of red
an obscene canvas
of pain and madness

The soft light
gives this space
its cathedral-like feel

Pale white skin
marred by your hand
mutilated and raw

In contrast your face
transl
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JUNE 25, 2014 7:46PM

Endless Rain

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 A heavy oppressive sky

a monochromatic landscape

an overwhelming sense aloneness

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Life is like a rainbow.

You need both the sun and the rain to make its colours appear.

~

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JUNE 21, 2014 1:20PM

Internal and External Storms

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Startled by the sudden rain

the dog presses against my leg

as the sky darkens

and unburdens its self

 

At the end of the meadow

trees sag under the weight of water

the horizon is a violent green

green

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JUNE 17, 2014 8:26PM

Elegy in Black

 

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Storm clouds move in

 consuming the light

shadows hang thick

like an ill fitting black suit

putting on this suit

now one’s shadow is gone

with each step

night grows darker

wearing the black suit

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JUNE 15, 2014 8:53AM

Father

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 I treasure your books

 their spines I caress

 this highlights your absence

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  ~ Oct 10, 31 to Nov 03, 05 ~

 

~ image courtesy of Google

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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JUNE 14, 2014 7:51AM

First Light

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  At dawn’s pure light

the silence

penetrates the soul

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 ~ conté on paper, MCS

 


 

 

 

  

 

 



 

 

 

 

  

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JUNE 10, 2014 8:17PM

Inward

Observing aloneness

faces look frozen in place

words in short supply 

eye contact avoided  

 

Spring winds

bring gentle warmth

not warm enough to thaw

the accumulating icy stillness

 

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JUNE 5, 2014 7:12PM

Moment in June

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Delicate spring sun

reflected in every dewdrop

warmth seems to lingers

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~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

 

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Regardless of how long the winter, spring will always follow 
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JUNE 3, 2014 7:36PM

Clad in Isolation

Downtown Toronto

The city vibrates with motion

streets carry steady flows

steel and glass towers

stand erect like narrow fingers

reaching upward toward the sky

sun seldom touches the sidewalks

a lonely dove perched high above

its song consumed by noise

always

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JUNE 1, 2014 11:21AM

Garden Moment

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 The violet splashes

  dot the garden

  lovely ruffled petals

  circleoflife

 

  ~ acrylic on board, MCS

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MAY 31, 2014 12:48PM

Piece by Piece

I dislike these dreams

the ones filled

with chaos

moments from the past

that cannot be changed

 

This one I strain to listen

but the sounds all blend together

so I watch the clock and time slips away

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MAY 29, 2014 7:33PM

Sunshine

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Under a blue summer-like sky

sun warms an expanse of sand

breeze snaps colourful umbrellas

 

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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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MAY 26, 2014 9:20AM

Spring 17

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Spring finally begins

warmth and growth slow in coming

but it’s arrived

 

Oh yes spring has come

birds sing with gusto

tender new growth all around

 

The garden is alive

with colour and new blooms

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MAY 24, 2014 9:27AM

Précis

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Upon a closer look

its broken shells

buried in a cushion

of sand

 

Water laps the shore

irregular line dividing

dark and light

wet and dry

 

Slim silvery bones

scattered across the

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MAY 22, 2014 7:08PM

Spring 16

 

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  Following days of rain

 slightly warmer temperatures

delicate white blooms appear

circleoflife 

 

 ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

 

 

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MAY 20, 2014 8:59PM

Rainy Evening

 

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   I sit and listen

as rain smacks

the windowpane

tender new leaves

bend to the weight

of rainfall

deeper into the garden

the young lilac bush

looks tired and wilted

the sky looks dreary

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MAY 19, 2014 9:02PM

Spring 15

 

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   Miserable long weekend

cold and heavy rains

sun a vague memory

 

Late in the afternoon

rain ceases

clouds lift

 

Brief interlude of sun

ever so slightly warmer

fog starts to rollRead full post »

MAY 17, 2014 10:53AM

Walking with Stones

 

Each evening

I walk along this shore

stepping on these

smooth flat rocks

to the sound of lapping water

tonight the breeze

stirs my hair

as I bend down

to select a smooth stone

picking the right one

lettingRead full post »

MAY 12, 2014 7:32PM

Spring 14

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  Finally warmer days

  followed by rainy moments

  colour slowly unfolds

   circleoflife

   

   ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

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MAY 11, 2014 9:30AM

My Mother

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Kind

Beautiful

Gentle

Funny

Smart

Understanding

Forgiving

circleoflife
 

~ June 22, 34 to January 02, 12 ~

 

 

 

 

~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

 

 


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MAY 10, 2014 12:42PM

Mother’s Day Without You

 

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 At the iron gates

the silence

enters the heart

 

With a single white rose

one enters

walks slowly forward

 

This third Mother’s day

without you

still brings tears

 

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MAY 8, 2014 8:57AM

Spring 13

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 Purple tulips in a crystal vase

 sit by a north facing window

 as cold rain falls

  circleoflife

 

  ~ image by MCS

 

 

 

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MAY 7, 2014 8:48AM

Spring 12

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 White blossoms

 sway in the breeze

 giving way to coming fruit

  circleoflife

 

  ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS, ‘79

 

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MAY 4, 2014 1:22PM

Transgression

Your soul is dead

you’re not

aware of that

yet

 

Your insides are infested

you’re bloated

you dismiss it as

nothing

 

You’ve sold yourself

in order to make a buck

given up everythingRead full post »

MAY 2, 2014 5:35PM

Spring 11

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 The bright orbs of colour

  waxy petals in weak sunlight

  lingering at the shop window

   circleoflife

 

  ~ acrylic on board, MCS

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