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Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Black Umbrellas



The heavens weeping
Mourn the passing of summer
Melancholy tears
Anointing black umbrellas
Ah! The autumn rains

-- Mac, 2014

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'Black Umbrellas'
by Mac MacKenzie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Art Credit: 'Black Umbrella'  — a napkin sketch by Mac is also licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Serenity


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Ten thousand prayers
Enchantingly suspended
In the twinkling sureality
Of a starry night sky
A sea of golden paper lanterns
Buoyed aloft
In the merging of minds
The harmony of hearts
The synchronicity of spirit
Blissful 
Communion
And there
In the sacred incandescence
Of a single solitary moment
Suffering is transformed
Hope is rekindled
And the golden bloom of

Serenity

Illuminates

Your

Face

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-- Mac, 2014


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'Serenity'
by Mac MacKenzie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Art credit: This napskin sketch, 'Paper Lantern Prayer' by Mac is also licensed under a Creative Commons License. Please be respectful when sharing.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gratitude



The workers stooping
Toiling amidst the crops —
Golden fields of grain
Beneath a lazuline sky
And then —

Profound gratitude

-- Mac, 2014

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'Gratitude'
by Mac MacKenzie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Photo credit: 'Harvest Reflections' by Mac is also licensed under a Creative Commons License. Please be respectful when sharing.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Diary Of An Arts Farmer (Audiobook Version) Now Available!


The audio version of Diary Of An Arts Farmer — 22 original works of poetry read by Mac — is now available on CD Baby and iTunes for only $9.99, with Amazon, Tradebit and Google Play in the queue!

'Diary Of An Arts Farmer explores the intersection of life, faith, art and community through the sacred poetry of Mac MacKenzie and the stunning photography of Stephanie Loewen. Authentically sensitive and insightful, yet at times scathingly and unabashedly intense, Diary Of An Arts Farmer uses image and word to deftly weave the light with the dark, taking us on a journey through the brutally raw undulations of passionate spiritual climax to the bleak, solitary shadowlands of the dark night of the soul — from the peaks of divine intimacy to the valleys of the shadow of death – a life lived in the balance between the intense joys of communion with God and the stark realities of simply being human.'

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Feasgar an t-Sàmhraidh (Summer Afternoon)



Blàthan bàn-dhearg
Ri mire mu mo chasan
Feasgar an t-sàmhraidh

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Little pink petals
Whirl and gambol at my feet —
Summer afternoon

-- Mac, 2014

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'Feasgar an t-Sàmhraidh (Summer Afternoon)'
 by Mac MacKenzie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Photo credit: 'Pink Cherry Blossom' by Mac is also licensed under a Creative Commons License. Please be respectful when sharing.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ruiteachd na h-Òg-Mhaidne (The Florid Bloom of Early Morn)



Fèath nan eun
An ruiteachd na h-òg-mhaidne —
Èiridh bàrd às ùr

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Calm as deep rivers
In the florid bloom of morn —
Poet awakens

-- Mac, 2014

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Ruiteachd na h-Òg-Mhaidne (The Florid Bloom of Early Morn)
by Mac MacKenzie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Aum



Fo dhubar gèige
Craobh-siris fo làn bhlàth
Seillean crònan ‘Aum’

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Underneath the shade
Of a cherry tree in bloom
Honeybee chants ‘Aum'

-- Mac, 2014

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'Aum'
by Mac MacKenzie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

View From Behind The Mic


View from behind the mic while working on the spoken word version
of Diary Of An Arts Farmer: Exploring The Intersection of Life, Faith,
Art and Community, scheduled for release this month.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mizzly Morning Mist


Maundering magpie
Keeps me company for a spell —
Mizzly morning mist

-- Mac, 2014

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'Mizzly Morning Mist'
by Mac MacKenzie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Art credit: 'Magpie on a Branch' by Mac is also licensed under a Creative Commons license.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Bowl Is Empty


With a hearty gulp
and a belch — sudden laughter!

The bowl is empty

-- Mac, 2014

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'The Bowl Is Empty'
by Mac MacKenzie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Art Credit: This Enso by Mac is also licensed under the same Creative Commons license.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tugging At My Shoelaces



On a shingle beach
Beneath the pavillion of
A frosty-blue sky
Waves frolic around my feet
Tugging at my shoelaces

-- Mac, 2014

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'Tugging At My Shoelaces'
by Mac MacKenzie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Photo credit: 'Lonely Beach' by Mac is also licensed under the same Creative Commons license. Please be respectful when sharing.