Last pieces

"Last pieces" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: And when it happens It shakes loose all the last pieces Some fall into place Some fall away Advertisements

Strange garden

"Strange garden" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: Your care-bronzed tones Holding the steady flow Of words thick With quietly churning thoughts And a breath-catching gaze Drew me over my wall and yours Landing me in this strange garden Of new and old worth exploring

Often

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

Text: Speak to me often In lines from songs That make your eyes dance And your lips curl easily Into a smile

Cold

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

Text: Being close to you Is the coldest way To fool myself

Sharing

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

Text: Relief is found In putting these words down By the river in empty pails Waiting to be dipped In the streams of ‘I’ve been there too’

Onward

"Onward" poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada

Text: We could try To stay anchored And hold onto our presence Foolishly grasping at the tail of each instant But I’d rather fill my sails With countless fear-free moments Harnessing the gales of passing time To pull my horizon-chasing ship onward In search of revelations And the magnificent unknown Leaving behind a trail of […]

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 […]

Skipping ahead

"Skipping ahead" poetry by Roshan James, Hot Quill, Kitchene Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

I skipped ahead Not to the very last chapter but just a couple of pages quickly scanning a few lines Collecting words of hope Of one day Before it gets really good And it will

Let us build

"Let us build", blog post by Roshan James

A year of demolition. If I were to put it in a nutshell and tie it with a bow, that’s what I would call 2014. For me, the year before – 2013 – was focused on the pursuit of dreams and the accompanying changes. The vision for 2014 was happiness – specifically “go towards the […]