Piece

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

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

Symphony

Text: Great is the symphony Of voices blending into a crescendo Of acceptance and trust

Smoke

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

Text: Let me blow away the ribboning smoke Of memories mixed with doubt

Tremble

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

Text: When you’re confronted with a significant task of love, it’s hard not to tremble in realizing the amount of grace, vulnerability and kindness that this love will pull from you with no guarantees of what will return to you. It is compelling and terrifying when you are called to love in this way. And […]

Time’s glass walls

"Time's glass walls" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Let me live in this dream Where we meet beyond Time’s glass walls

One

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

Text: When the quiet threatens to devour me I thunder back A voice lit with a thousand lights Orchestrated into one resistance

Sharing

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

Text: Relief is found In putting these words down By the river in empty pails Waiting to be dipped In the streams of ‘I’ve been there too’

Rescue

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

Text: I pinched my nose Jumping into nothing’s deafening tide Terrifying in its darkening tourquoise To black depths spiralling And then you appeared, bow through fog Like a ghost-ship smokey grey and its strip-tattered sails You gloriously real people Who pulled me in, hauled me on board So we became friends on that dark night […]

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 […]

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 […]