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

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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APRIL 29, 2014 6:51PM

Drizzle

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  Quiet inlet

   cold fog rolls in

   light rain, quivering ripples

  circleoflife 

 

    ~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

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APRIL 27, 2014 2:21PM

Spring 10

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  Bare limbs

  shiver in a cold breeze

  little evidence of spring

   circleoflife

 

 

 

  ~ acrylic on board, MCS

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APRIL 26, 2014 10:37PM

Karma

An inadvertent way

of presenting you exactly

what you deserve

 

A subtle stirring

inside, deep, uncomfortable

slowly wreaking havoc

circleoflife

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APRIL 24, 2014 2:48PM

Spring 9

Sparrows

seek shelter from wind and rain

what  strange spring weather

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APRIL 23, 2014 7:02PM

Spring 8

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 Small birds

 frolic this afternoon

 spring sun holds no warmth

  circleoflife 

 

 ~ conte on rag paper, MCS

 

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APRIL 20, 2014 11:08AM

Spring 7

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 Spring has arrived

 in quiet simplicity

 pale sunlight touches all

  circleoflife

 

~ image by MCS

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APRIL 18, 2014 11:13AM

Windowless

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Through another doorway

one meanders, lost in thought

regretting things left unsaid and undone

only one's journal really knows the truth

 

Recollection is an empty house

with no windows

thoughts turn to the unkempt yard

overgrown and weedRead full post »

APRIL 12, 2014 9:34AM

Seed Catalogue 2

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The white azaleas

appear, petals pure as snow

gone with the turning of a page

circleoflife 

 

~ acrylic on board, MCS

 

 

 
APRIL 5, 2014 9:43AM

Spring 6

 

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Flowers from the imagination 

skies darken and the wind blows

heavy cold driving rain

circleoflife 
 
 
 
~ acrylic on canvas, MCS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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APRIL 3, 2014 4:19PM

Unfinished

 

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 You come into view

 and then you vanish

bringing me such joy

followed by ice cold anguish

right now I feel no warmth or joy

another piece of me fades

in my solitude

 

I collect all these

sightingsRead full post »

APRIL 2, 2014 7:43PM

Spring 5

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  Scent of evergreens

  in the weak sunlight

  first hint of spring

   circleoflife

 

  ~ watercolour on rag paper, MCS

 

 

 

 

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MARCH 30, 2014 5:32PM

Longing in Blue

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Upon a closer look

these blooms are

painted on textured paper

these blue bells

hold no scent

delicate shades of blue

make up their existence

bright sunlight outside

holds no warmth

last night’s walk

was brisk

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MARCH 29, 2014 9:45AM

Worn

We travel in slow motion

snow is a possibility

winds blow cold and harsh

our words freeze

when spoken

 

This endless winter wind

claws at our faces

taking moisture and colour

we look ashen

tired and wornRead full post »

MARCH 26, 2014 7:18PM

Seed Catalogue

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Reading seed catalogues

longing for spring

to really start

 

Weary of the long winter

dark days with bitter winds

and enormous snowfalls

 

The images of gardens

in full bloom

brings  on a smile/

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MARCH 24, 2014 7:59PM

Spring 4

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Daydreaming of graceful loons

longing for spring warmth and open waters

presently ice blankets the lake

circleoflife 

 

~ ink on rag paper, MCS

 

 


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