Empty street in black and white. Narrow alley with brick walls on both sides
Free verse, Poem

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Busy minds hide lonely hearts. Busy minds silence unspoken needs. Busy minds keep anxious minds busy.   © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy AN: How is everyone doing in this time of Covid quarantine? I am trying to enjoy the stillness and moments of quiet - which is very very different for me.   

Free verse, Poem

When You Remember

They taught you to be everyone but yourself. An angel, vixen, girlfriend, wife, and mother. they told you to live as an adjunt the supportive trunk to everyone's dream while you buried yours roots to a great foundation. They told you to love everyone but yourself. To give and give until every ounce of you… Continue reading When You Remember

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Celebrating 3 Years of Collabs

International Womxn's Day has always meant a lot to me. The fight for human rights and a life free of all forms of discrimination drove my career and passion for years. Working on womxn and gender issues has been one of the most rewarding and transformative things I have ever done. I have met womxn… Continue reading Celebrating 3 Years of Collabs

Events

Workshop Planning

Hi Everyone, I am organizing a writing workshop/meet and great in Toronto - tentatively planning for April or May. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form below. I am gathering information on what would be of interest to people. Workshop link - https://forms.gle/hTus7KWq7xmxp3Gh8  

Poem, Poems with Author's Note

Your Greatest Lesson

You taught me how to get over you. My heart stopped racing with every text, no longer hurting when they weren't yours. I stopped expecting to be your first or last thought, making peace with being an afterthought. I learned not to listen for your concern no longer replaying words for hidden messages. My tongue… Continue reading Your Greatest Lesson

smiling woman standing by padlocks
Free verse, Poem

Waiting

I fell in love with you, not in the moments where we held each other, but in the absences I filled with longing. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy AN: Falling in love has been one of life's greatest mysteries for me. I don't know if I have the ability, faith, or strength to surrender control, live in the unknowing.… Continue reading Waiting

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How Ripples Became a Community – Part 1: Casting the Stone

*The story is much longer than I had expected and will be split into multiple parts.   It would be easy to say that this story starts and ends with Sandra. Even though she was the one who threw the stone into the lake - the ripples went further and wider than I imagined, and they… Continue reading How Ripples Became a Community – Part 1: Casting the Stone

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The Story of “Beauty” – My FU Poem

Since it is national poetry month in Canada, I wanted to share some of my favourite poems and the reasons they mean so much to me. "Beauty" is special to me for three reasons. 1- The act of writing The first is for the simple act of writing the poem. It's the first poem I've… Continue reading The Story of “Beauty” – My FU Poem