Building Fires

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t a poet, so I could feel less. To put out fires that catch my sleeve, where the heart is exhausted from burning. And here we are, another year on the brink of being over. For me, it felt like a decade. A thousand possibilities, some of which I wish hadContinue reading “Building Fires”

Firesmoke Book Launch

  FIRESMOKE BOOK LAUNCH   Join TSAR Publications, Sufi Poets Series and author Sheniz Janmohamed for an evening of music and poetry to celebrate the release of Janmohamed’s second book of poems, Firesmoke. TIME:  Doors open at 6:30pm, Show begins at 7pm LOCATION: Beit Zatoun House, 612 Markham Street, Toronto SPECIAL GUESTS:  Playwright and Storyteller, SharadaContinue reading “Firesmoke Book Launch”

Winged Hearts

When I was a little girl, I used to sit in the playground and collect gravel pebbles, twigs and wingnuts. There was something so alluring about collecting objects from nature- things that people wouldn’t even look at twice.  But for me, finding a sparkling pink pebble was like discovering gold.  I kept my pebbles inContinue reading “Winged Hearts”