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 […]

Long enough

"Long enough" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: I’ve sat long enough With this pain It is no longer an intruder But a seeker of solace and grace A friend in need of love

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

Ready

She looks to the horizon As if ready for flight Winged with light Strummed strings tight Ready, poised for grace Head raised Staring down fears and frowns With a slight smile Shrugging off the cares cast by others Letting fall the yoke of years Choosing to detach Drawing strength from a patient place Leaning on this […]

Long love

"Long love", poetry by Roshan James

A long time ago I made myself a promise To settle for nothing less than sublimity Even if every moment of falling in love With the crude beauty of people and places Would render heartbreak inevitable And would require a daily sacrifice To stay open, to stay vulnerable And to learn deeply That the beauty […]