Good-bye “Crood” year

Good-bye "Crood" year, blog post by Roshan James

2014 is going to be an evolutionary step forward. I just know it. Actually, I don’t know anything about the future. This much I’ve learned over and over again this past year. But I’m hoping with every optimistic fibre of my being that we will see better things in the year to come. While I […]

Dreamt in the dark

"Dreamt in the dark," poetry by Roshan James

Let the glimmer fade The curtains fall One show ends And the stage is swept House lights dim Darkness waits While the playwright Prepares the next story Scrawled on a fresh sheet While a hummed note Introduces a new score Rising timorous from the pit Strings strummed for tuning Finding a pitch To which First […]

Choosing happy

Choosing happy, blog post by Roshan James

On a cool October day in 2012, I made a choice to follow an inkling of an idea. I can’t say it was a big dream, or that I even had a clear picture of what I was aiming for. It was the kind of now-or-never moment when a single step in a new direction […]

Somewhere

"Somewhere," poetry by Roshan James

The passing of minutes Moments Days or lives Doesn’t make a difference In the loving Or in the dreaming Of what could come to pass And what could be passing Somewhere Near or far from here It’s the unseeing and unfeeling That is undoing This moment

Chance

"Chance," poetry by Roshan James

It’s only a miss If we’re remiss In taking the chance Left in front of us By the benevolent forces That strum the harp And pluck the strings Into reverberation Producing notes of harmony Written on the waves Of sound, coursing Away from the source Rushing to whisper A word of caution cast aside Fetter-free […]

Pieces of home

"Pieces of home," poetry by Roshan James

I first spotted you In the curl of a Virginian wave I was tiny and the roaring giant tide Overwhelmed, threatening to pull me under And I loved every reckless moment Of salty, sandy air tripping over the waves Whipping locks of hair around my five-year-old face In my twenties I saw your name and […]

Learning how to wait

"Learning how to wait," poetry by Roshan James (Roshan Grossman)

It’s not a game Or a song Or even a movie But it’s played Mostly alone Or seemingly so Defined by a lack Patience pending Thoughts in focus Sending the mind Reeling, careening In and out of logic As we process Organize Catalogue And store Memories and the visions Slotted into lessons Lessening the pace […]

Running between raindrops

Running between raindrops," poetry by Roshan James (Roshan Grossman)

Running between raindrops Channels the waterfall within Slamming this blood-warmed bag of bones Into dampened asphalt, fissured and pitted Rhythmically cathartic contact Beats an aggressively numbing cascade Of motion set to headphoned music Leaving behind the feelings of being taken As a convenient, decorative feature Summoned and dismissed at will By those lacking vision to […]

The way we should be

"The way it should be," poetry by Roshan James (Roshan Grossman)

Can we appreciate Each other’s broken bones? Binding the wounds With stories Winding bounds Around histories Opening ourselves Wide open To expose the soft and hard parts In danger of forgetting Concealing what could be Embraced Afraid that we are too much and too little Of the wrong and right things Forgetting that we are […]

Lest I dream

One day This wait will be over And I will see your face Until then I close the door to sleep Lest I dream And find you next to me Passing a lifetime together Only to wake