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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

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Scotia Loves Books Part 2

Recently I shared that I would be taking part in the Scotiabank 140 character challenge - #ScotiaLovesBooks.  To qualify for the contest, you had to submit stories told in 140 characters or less. So, I did it; mainly for the fact that I hadn't written in so long, and the thought of telling a 140… Continue reading Scotia Loves Books Part 2

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Scotia Loves Books Contest

Nothing has re-ignited my passion for writing as much as the #ScotiaLovesBooks contest.  After a friend shared the contest with me through a group chat, I was so excited to be able to stretch my creative muscles, while challenging myself to do better. The #ScotiaLoveBooks contest challenges writers to tell a story in 140 characters… Continue reading Scotia Loves Books Contest

Events

Event Announcement: Nuit Blanche 2018

Nuit Blanche is a big deal in Toronto. It is perhaps the most significant art show our city has. But what makes it so unique, is that it’s free! Every exhibit and every show are accessible to the public, including young people like me, who didn't necessarily grow up surrounded by art as a form… Continue reading Event Announcement: Nuit Blanche 2018

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Tam Fam Lit Jam – Poetry Readings

Very excited to share this news. I will be presenting at the "Tam Fam Lit Jam" event on June 9, 2018, from 4.00PM - 6.00PM, at 499 Church Street. From the Event page: The Tam Fam Lit Jam will be a bilingual evening of readings from established and emerging Tamil poets/authors. The event will feature: P. Ahilan… Continue reading Tam Fam Lit Jam – Poetry Readings

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Unseen Darkness, Collabs, and ANBU

"Unseen Darkness" is one of my favourite pieces and most powerful collaborations. It provided me with an opportunity to work with the talented at artist, Thiviyaa Sehasothy of Art by Thiviyaa, and Dilani Bala, Photographer extraordinaire. But as in the true nature of collabs, this piece extended past the three of us, and has a story of… Continue reading Unseen Darkness, Collabs, and ANBU

Poem

Week 6: Purpose

They don’t understand. they can try stealing my magic, But it is the infinite will of the universe. Recharging and replenishing. Connected to a neverending stream that fuels the light in the expanse. They don’t understand. They cannot steal what is freely given. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy