Bird in flight

"Bird in flight" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Sing your way Over dusty roads Fine-feathered flame With wisdom eyes   Catch the sun In your bright notes Lifting high With dream-tipped flight   Grace the sky In the morning light Through mossy clouds Of dew reclaimed   Find your home At the mountain’s peak Your rebel’s roost For songs untamed Advertisements

Forsaken parts

"Forsaken parts" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I don’t know why I wasn’t able to keep you away From the fires blazing In the places I don’t seek anymore Where destruction and love coexist Infinitely inseparable And it scares me to a thrill To see you warming your hands over the flames Drawing me back to these forsaken parts Where we […]

Voices

"Voices" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Soft was the rise and fall Of familiar voices Before I recognized them As yours and mine Singing of the darkness And night’s long gaze The sound of leaves rustling Along midnight streets Of the soul

Lean

"Lean" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: There is fullness Untold And uncontrolled, I’m learning, The more I lean Into the unknown

Not the last

"Not the last" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: You only realize how long You’ve been holding your breath When you can finally exhale And draw in more air Without feeling the need To hold onto it Like it’s your last

Flight of dance

"Flight of dance" - poetry and photography by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I took my hands off the wheel of time Slipped them into my back pockets And the floor gave way Spinning me into a freedom fall That felt less like chaos And more like a flight of dance With a life I hadn’t yet discovered

Sleep

"Sleep" - poetry, drawing and digital media by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I dream to sleep In the colour of warm sunlight And the sweet scent of night’s garden A decadent slumber Of a mind at ease

Same

"Same" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: It’s the rinse-and-repeat of extremes That shape a soldier, a disaster and a survivor Out of the same time-tumbling stone

Walk beside me

"Walk beside me" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Walk beside me when night turns to day And see what I see when the sun breaks the sky Come along and find the source Of these new sounds filling our ears Discover anew what our hands learned in dreams And our hearts wouldn’t let us forget Don’t worry when we part for a […]

Shiver

"Shiver" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: A nomadic chill trails Behind spring’s veiled breath Like ice-tipped quills brushing Over the geography of my curving cheeks And a fleeting shiver Is our quiet wish For warmer days