When it’s all behind us

"When it's all behind us" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Things fall apart It’s true And that makes it hard to believe Other things will stay intact But not everything is meant to stay And not everything is meant to break And we’ll only know when it’s all behind us What moments inspired lyrics And what kept us singing all along Advertisements

Teach me

"Teach me" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Teach me the notes of your heart And I will learn to sing

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

Voices

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

Text: Soft was the rise and fall Of familiar voices Before I recognized them As yours and mine Singing of the darkness And night’s long gaze The sound of leaves rustling Along midnight streets Of the soul

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 […]

Together

"Together", poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text version: She waved to the trees And said, “Let’s dance together.”   She felt the wind And said, “Let’s play over the ocean together.”   She sang to the birds And said, “Let’s wander the skies together.”   She watched the river And said, “Let’s run together.”   She stood at the mountain’s feet […]

A mermaid’s tale

Here sits no Atargatis Nor Siren with signal false, Half-creature of the deep I sing on my sun-warmed rock In glad repsonse, To a fateful lover’s call, To my soul’s searching question, Calming the sea Drawing ships to safe harbour