Taken - poetry by Roshan James, Wellelsey, Ontario, Canada

Text: It is a cold, hard fact I am taken with you


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

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


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

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


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

Text: And it’s worth savouring How we moved From a moment to enduring

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  

Where the heart dwells in the quiet

"Where the heart dwells in the quiet", poetry by Roshan James

My friends Not for a moment Believe that I forget Our sun-kissed days When a wintry silence Speaks louder Than anything I could say My friend Among the others There are so many Words That cannot be said For the winter of our love Is here Where used to be The scorching summer And Quiet […]

Choosing happy

Choosing happy, blog post by Roshan James

On a cool October day in 2012, I made a choice to follow an inkling of an idea. I can’t say it was a big dream, or that I even had a clear picture of what I was aiming for. It was the kind of now-or-never moment when a single step in a new direction […]

Learning how to wait

"Learning how to wait," poetry by Roshan James (Roshan Grossman)

It’s not a game Or a song Or even a movie But it’s played Mostly alone Or seemingly so Defined by a lack Patience pending Thoughts in focus Sending the mind Reeling, careening In and out of logic As we process Organize Catalogue And store Memories and the visions Slotted into lessons Lessening the pace […]

How the heart breaks

How the heart breaks, poetry by Roshan Grossman

How the heart breaks And still keeps beating Testifies to the enduring spirits Of love and hope While one falters The other springs up And when both are present The world is alight With pure intent And it is enough To keep us Honest And hardworking Even though The heart breaks

Fenced-in friend

Fenced-in friend, poetry by Roshan Grossman

Misplaced smiles Can just as easily Wound Like barbed wire Lining the fence that makes us Better friends