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

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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

Reflection

All day it rained

followed by dropping temperatures

freezing the rain which covers everything

in a clear hard

coat

 

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

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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

 

The whys areRead full post »

JANUARY 10, 2014 5:57PM

Aftermath

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

calm and menacing  Read full post »

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

 

Turning to dust with timeRead full post »

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

seems so longRead full post »

DECEMBER 21, 2013 10:34AM

Mélange

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 »

DECEMBER 8, 2013 6:40PM

Musing

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 Spring a distant memory

  blank white surface

  lazy daydream forms

   circleoflife 

 

~ acrylic on canvas MCS

 

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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