It all passes

"It all passes" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: One day I will tell you About the tears bittersweet And exactly how many nights I dreamt without sleep One day I will talk And say it was hard Sometimes And then other times I felt like flying One day this will fade To a story with scars And when I figure out who […]

Creatures of the light

"Creatures of the light" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: He found me in a sunny patch He came to me across the stream With careful steps, wet-cold from spring Dark eyes locked fast on mine   Whispered low in open verse I heard his unvoiced question My wonder showed in his surprise Our shared anticipation   Sister, why do you sit here, Far […]

Sleep-thick

"Sleep-thick" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Snow-soft, slow exhale Breathes warm at winter’s edges Sleep-thick in old growth

My words, come home

"My words, come home" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: You are my words that surface And run like the children we were Coming out of hiding In our evening’s final game of kick-the-can Which ones of you will make it Under the streetlight’s glow As dark closes in And windows appear, emerging from the brick The outside air plays cool on our sleeve-free […]

Leaving a dream

"Leaving a dream" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: They were eyeing me Mistrustful As I nervously stuttered Who I was Who I was looking for It wasn’t them And we all knew it As my words became shared questions Unspoken connections I was thinking as I started rising Realizing What it feels like to pull Out of a dream

Everthing moves

"Everything moves" poetry and photography by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Still everything moves Cold-awake beneath coverage Of gemmed-rim snowcaps

Paper sky

"Paper sky" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Pearled silver paper Stretches the horizon wide In argent shadows

Takeover

"Takeover" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: It’s not that I think about you Often Frequency isn’t an issue It’s continuity Expansive and ceaseless Keeping me up at night This unintentional devotion Is thrillingly all-consuming In its unapologetic takeover

Becoming

"Becoming" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

  Text: It is an odd feeling This becoming Attuned to microscopic shifts And the slightest change in how the eyebrow lifts Attentive to the microcosmic evolution At play in flesh and mind A creative revival of spirit More than revising, starting wholly again First drafting Story crafting Bringing it home To where we’ve always been […]

Language of life

"Language of life" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

  Text: The Universe breathes together Speaking the language of life To each who breathe with it