Dream-walk

"Dream-walk" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I dream-walked and found you In the same city we met The same old places We walked at night Among city lights And it felt no different So friendly and familiar Even this many years after The moment We didn’t know was our last

Turn

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

Text: Spin into me across star-thick skies Beyond dusky clusters of galaxies Drawing in life Slow-consuming giants of dark matter   Tumble with me around the outer limits In carefree cartwheels Weightless, playing hide and seek From gravity and growing old   Turn into me with your care-worn key Unlocking a refuge In pursuit of […]

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 […]

For the sleepless

"For the sleepless" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: The elusive lover of night And day’s cheating ways Gates the passage Of eager wanderers To dream-mapped cities While everyone else   Sleeps At the gates Of dream-mapped cities Wondering idle At the passing of nights Cheating only themselves With their effusive love of day

Step

"Step" poetry and photography by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: And there she was Staring back at me Done with chasing Other peoples’ dreams And ready to walk In her own, trembling But less with each step

My words, come home

"My words, come home" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: You are my words that surface And run like the children we were Coming out of hiding In our evening’s final game of kick-the-can Which ones of you will make it Under the streetlight’s glow As dark closes in And windows appear, emerging from the brick The outside air plays cool on our sleeve-free […]

Cursed abundance

"Cursed abundance" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Text: I’m not afraid of being hungry, For the chase I’m afraid of being so full I don’t appreciate opportunities, Or welcome ideas Because of the abundance Easily bought, Cavalier in amplification Rather than hard won   I say this But even this bravery, Meager-seeking Is a pantomime of frugality Until it is tested

How to live a full life

"How to live a full life" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: Step one, dream a dream Step two, follow it

Dreamt in the dark

"Dreamt in the dark," poetry by Roshan James

Let the glimmer fade The curtains fall One show ends And the stage is swept House lights dim Darkness waits While the playwright Prepares the next story Scrawled on a fresh sheet While a hummed note Introduces a new score Rising timorous from the pit Strings strummed for tuning Finding a pitch To which First […]

Lest I dream

One day This wait will be over And I will see your face Until then I close the door to sleep Lest I dream And find you next to me Passing a lifetime together Only to wake