Dying place

"Dying place" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


I’ll see you in the dying place

Amid the shattered stone

Where grass and trees

Grow no more

Where silence makes a home


This place we find

As sun meets earth

Is less bleak than it appears

What you see is mortal-view

There’s more beyond the veil


We’ll keep this place

A little warmed

Though frost hangs from our breath

Our conversation seeds the ground

For life to follow death



  1. Hi, I just posted about after death! My blog is https://t0bec0nsidered.wordpress.com/ if you would like to take a look! This is a great post by the way!

    • Thanks for your comment, and thanks for sharing what you wrote! I’ll check out your post, too! As a note, the thinking behind this piece is that it’s not literally about death, but it’s a metaphor for endings in general and the “life” that follows 🙂

  2. How uplifting! Well done, and thanks to Theodore for his input. I love it and would like to see it illustrated as well some day!

    • Thank you, Julie 🙂 Illustrating this is a cool idea. The kids and I have been drawing and painting quite a bit lately so this would work well as inspiration for a new project 🙂


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