Two Poems by Ramesh Dohan.

PARADISE

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)

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