Mossery Write Out Loud Campaign
A Gallery of curated poems and the artworks created by our community for the #DrawThisPoem challenge.
(intimacy) by Samantha Lim Hil Dong
Samantha Lim writes when necessary, if not she likes to spend her spare time in absolute leisure. Having had her work staged at Short+Sweet Malaysia and read aloud at the Georgetown Literary Festival, she plans to continue her artistic pursuits through a variety of mediums.
This poem looks at how sharing shoes can be kinda gross but it's a little better when you know the shoes belong to someone you love.
New Year by Hanna Anuar
An Ampang born and raised Advertising Design student, Hanna Anuar makes collages, Blackout Poetry, and pets cats for good luck. The poem, “New Year” was written after a night out with her friends because going out on New Year’s Eve was something of an unusual activity for her.
You can find her at @giralka on Instagram.
Purple by Chloe Ling
A Sarawakian-born storyteller at heart and a teacher by trade, Chloe Ling’s love for stories spreads over several different mediums including visual arts, public speaking, poems, and dance.
This poem, PURPLE, included in her book, Cartography, came to her when she was going through a challenging period in her life and she realised that “the lowest moments in our lives are just that- moments. And moments are only temporary, this too shall pass.”
At the heart of what she does is the firm belief that our stories shape the world around us by bringing us together. You can find her @chloelinginmotion on Instagram.
Artwork by @synx_doodles on Instagram
Artwork by @pandoodle on Instagram
Artwork by @shaz.sams on Instagram
Artwork by @heypetiteflower on Instagram
Artwork by @zxin.illust on Instagram
Artwork by @librae44 on Instagram
Artwork by @hopejoy.luv on Instagram
Artwork by @syl.mai on Instagram
Artwork by @arielamendz on Instagram
Artwork by @quietelysium on Instagram
Artwork by @limjunyuen on Instagram
Artwork by @midoriironoha on Instagram
Artwork by @ainuraii on Instagram
Artwork by @circle_and_square_art on Instagram
Artwork by @looklookair on Instagram
Artwork by @nadja.procrastinates on Instagram
Artwork by @olyvdedal on Instagram
Artwork by @itsmehawa_fedelis on Instagram
Artwork by @dontsweaterit on Instagram
Artwork by @sketchy_vamp on Instagram
Axis by Yee Heng Yeh
Having had his poetry featured on The KITA! Podcast and adda, Yee Heng Yeh’s short scripts have also been selected for the Short+Sweet Festival, winning Best Script in Penang (2019).
The idea for this poem came about over long hours of staring out the windows of moving vehicles, “To be the one moving, but to see the world moving instead. And also how a simple thing like a window could hold so much.”
Currently working as a translator and a proofreader while writing in his spare time, you can find him on Twitter at @HengYeh42.
Driving Home and Insect Songs by Jack Kin Lim
A Malaysian writer and a poet, Jack Kin Lim graduated with a degree in Creative Writing, and has read his poetry in Penang, Kuching, and Kuala Lumpur. He is also the creative director and host of KITA!, an arts-anthology podcast featuring poetry, short fiction, and music from local and regional writers.
Jack lives in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, works as a freelance copywriter and tweets at @JackKinLim.
Old Flame by Zhafir
A spoken word poet/rapper, Zhafir is trying to read more and RMO means no excuses. He dedicates this poem, “Old Flame” to his fiancee Zafira, who “always makes me strive to be a better person just by being herself around me.”
Check him out at @muhammad.zhafir on Instagram and @helpzhafir on twitter.
HOPEFUL? by Dhinesha Karthigesu
A multidisciplinary storyteller and a creative coach, Dhinesha Karthigesu is also the creator and host of The Creative Curry Podcast. He is also Malaysia’s first and only National Poetry Slam Champion, currently working on his first book, his second short film and is writing his third play.
This piece titled, “HOPEFUL?” was born from questioning what hope is beyond a pandemic, or in his words, “What is hope in ways that are small and minute and personal?”
You can find him at @itsdhinesha on Instagram and at dhinesha.com.
Artwork by @thinkcheryllthink on Instagram
Artwork by @tamtam_design on Instagram
Artwork by @adaleonng on Instagram
Artwork by @elliholi on Instagram
if tomorrow were a place by Farah Aiman
A 26 year old English teacher paving her way through poetry and car-ride musings, Farah Aiman wrote this poem titled, “if tomorrow were a place” by imagining the tomorrow she’d personally love to live in.
Follow Farah Aiman through her husband's Instagram @_jackmalik.