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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

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MARCH 8, 2014 11:08AM

Winter's Grip 7

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Winter dawn

dim cold light

snowfall to come

circleoflife
 
 

~ acrylic on canvas, MCS


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MARCH 1, 2014 2:18PM

Insomnia

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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

Radiance

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The sky grows dark

as I listen

for the intense

silence

as I do

when sleep

escapes me

tonight I watch

ribbons of light

dance across

the night sky

they

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FEBRUARY 15, 2014 11:46AM

Parting

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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

 

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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

Interval

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

Hint

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 Winter cold and gloom

 on windowsill flowers in  water

 deep longing for spring

circleoflife 

   ~ acrylic on board, MCS

 

 

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JANUARY 28, 2014 8:04PM

Amusing

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  Following a nap

  the cat stretches, yawns

  goes looking for fun  

  circleoflife 

 

  ~ pencil on manila paper, MCS

 

 

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JANUARY 27, 2014 2:12PM

Seaside

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 Gradually the sea darkens

 the gull’s melancholic cry

 waves roll in

  circleoflife

 ~ pencil on rag paper, MCS

 

 

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JANUARY 26, 2014 11:23AM

Remorse

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

 

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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

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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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