Return from stone

"Return from stone" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: When you’re swallowed up, fighting for air When loneliness echoes off the walls Even when warmth starts to find your bones And your eyes, your eyes, they return from stone Breathe into the relief, trace the carvings left behind And remember It’s all part of the story Advertisements

Everything I didn’t know and still don’t

Looking back on a year of not-knowing and learning, and looking forward to a year of learning about what else I don’t know I started 2015 thinking I had a fairly good idea of how the year would play out. It turns out, I really didn’t know much. I wasn’t anticipating more brokenness or complexity, or […]

Three attributes of a successful content creator

Content! It’s awesome! If you create it, they will come. Content is KING! Content for President. This seems to be the general consensus in marketing and everyone is concerned about Getting It Right. How do we craft the grabbiest title or subject line? What is going to be Sticky? What Knowledge will we share? Are we Engaging? Lead gen, […]

Experience communications: Before the story is told

A team of people white water rafting

No doubt, the art of storytelling is a great way to hook attention and influence people to take action. In business communications, there’s a lot of focus on sharing compelling stories rather than just pushing information at people or telling them what to do and how to do it. I don’t disagree, but I also […]

More to hope for

Hope", poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Sometimes, not knowing
What the future holds
Gives us more to hope for

Not yet

"Not yet" poetry by Roshan James Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

I kissed Death on the cheek Brought my lips to his ear And with a warm exhale whispered Not yet

On the exhale

Relax and lean in Breathe that second breath And catch this kiss on the exhale Catch this contentment Hard won on a winter’s day Sighing relief after a long almost-goodbye Breathe again into a happier thought That love doesn’t require proof But is constantly proven In staying close and quiet Even when our past claims […]

Our ground

"Our ground", poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario

Battle scarred Broken parts Patched and wrapped with charred resolve Done for days Gone for months Years that asked with no response   And here you come With eye-lit smiles Far brighter-bold than northern skies With depth of strength And patience long Holding on to find our ground  

Country love song

"Country love song", poetry by Roshan James

Warm summer nights Sweet sultry air Will you come to my door? Will you kiss me right here?   Will you sing to me sweetly This old country song The one with two lovers Bravely taking night on The one where he loves her And she loves him too A song warm and lovely A […]

Are you looking for content in all the right places?

Are you looking for content in all the right places?" Blog post by Roshan James, Hot Quill Communications

All over the world, people are celebrating the end of one year and welcoming the crisp, clean slate of 2014. I can appreciate the simplicity and fresh feeling of a new start as much as the next person, but it can cause a certain heart-fluttering panic when we’re talking about clean slates, blank pages and […]