Roses bloom the same
in both our corners of the world
and songbirds here
hum the same melodies
as the songbirds there.
A CITY WHISPERS
Old Burma teakwood furniture beckons
stories, much the same way oceans
beckon rush. Each morning in the city
a ripe, ravenous invitation for longing
to wallow in the warm embers of tea
being instigated in kettle, for hunger to
rise with the rhythmic scent of freshly-
baked bread, a morning rich in itself.
And thus, the symphony unfurls, in so many old cafés and corners,
this childhood caress of a city.
Ramesh Dohan hails from the city of Toronto. He earned a BA from the University of British Columbia. His poetry often slips into quirky, tender, or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself. He has also seen his poetry published in several literary journals including Toronto Poetry Magazine (2020), Trouvaille Review (2021), Bosphorous Review of Books (2021), Bengaluru Review & Pine Cone review (2021)