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 Advertisements

She teaches me

"She teaches me" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: She whispers simple words To the wishing star Remembering in the morning light What she forgot to say at night Because, “stars are still in the sky Even when it’s day, Mommy”   She chooses earrings for me and asks If she can blush my cheeks She’s hopeful That I’ll wear the long floral […]

Ancestors of the night

"Ancestors of the night" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Walk tall, ancestors of the night, Dark shadows of your golden youth When your quick tongues Learned the wisdom of Silence   Walk far into the deepest dark Pulling time in chains of glass Across the sanded shores of planets Spun from rays of stars   Stride proud and bold Across breathless skies in […]

A year in review

"A year in review" poetry by Roshan James, Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Text: This year brought me full circle Hitting home in the first twenty-four hours onward With lessons to be learned thoroughly And in great detail About how to love through the common brokenness How to move from certain endings to uncharted beginnings In the way the geography of my body changed indelibly With the work […]

Practice

Practice, poetry by Roshan Grossman

With practice A voice gets warmer Stronger With words repeated Spirits can be lifted Up through the rafters So sing, sing This new song That brings with it Not just hope But life The first preceding The last And the last Anticipated By the first Forged and fortified Through practice Perfected