Piece - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: The strongest steps are built   Piece   By   Piece   By   Piece   By

Last pieces

"Last pieces" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: And when it happens It shakes loose all the last pieces Some fall into place Some fall away

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

Why we resist

"Why we resist" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Trying something new isn’t easy After fast-forwarding through the unknown It requires sacrifice Taking a bit of what you know Some of the old comfort And trading it forward For a minutely-shifted version of yourself Just different enough to be unfamiliar Needing that extra ounce of effort To bring the mirror-image back into focus […]

Heart in flight

"Heart in flight" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Shooting beyond the shadows Of what might have been There’s unfinished business In these hollow-caged bones And I get lost in the forests of fine time Passing impatiently A heart taking flight With dust on my shoes Closing the distance Stepping slow In growing devotion Waiting, waiting To come home


"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 […]

A year in review

"A year in review" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: This year brought me full circle Hitting home in the first twenty-four hours onward With lessons to be learned thoroughly And in great detail About how to love through the common brokenness How to move from certain endings to uncharted beginnings In the way the geography of my body changed indelibly With the work […]

The value of self-esteem in the creative process

The value of self esteem - To change the status quo, seek to understand

What’s the difference between having the skill and confidence to create brilliant work versus placing emphasis on our own ideas and our own ways? Self-esteem In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, we see the importance of self-esteem in that it directly supports self-actualization which is critical to creative pursuits. In creative work, strong contributors often bring […]

May I sit?

May I sit - poetry by Roshan Grossman

May I come alongside you And just sit a spell? My feet are tired From running My legs are weary From traveling My arms are aching From holding on My mind is letting go Untethering My eyes are opening And the view is dazzling, but blurry And I don’t want to trip So may I […]

The other side of the rainbow

The other side of the rainbow, poetry by Roshan Grossman

When I was a little girl I heard about a rainbow Spreading across the sky A path to riches Unrefined and as illusory As the gold promised Undaunted and intrigued I followed blue, green and gold Until colour washed clear And I found a place, Unchecked in breadth, border and beauty Where I wanted to […]