Author Archives: Roshnii

Three Cups of Tea

I have recently read three books set in the turbulent world of Afghanistan. Two were moving fictional stories – Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns and the third an awe-inspiring true account of one man’s humanitarian … Continue reading

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I lose myself in Your arms and the raindrops that fall onto the still water of Your heart. My fear washed away by the mossy dew of Your smile. How long have I waited to lose myself? Only You know. … Continue reading

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The Human Connection

In the immense, swarming hive of London, it is easy to avoid human connection. Much easier to avert one’s eyes or block out the city’s voices with the headphones of one’s iPod. So, it came as a pleasant surprise when … Continue reading

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Words Unfurl

I want to write and write and write. Unfurl words, curled like new ferns inside me. It is almost painful. A joyful, beautiful pain that breathes in in-formation through my senses. Finally. To pick up a pencil and release, release. … Continue reading

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forms of endless You

Black morning. Clouds, muggy and moody, Smother the mouth of the city. Thousands of bodies Slide to the grind, Underground. Faces straight and indifferent. Lost in folds of paper and fatigue. Walls plastered with Where to go What to wear … Continue reading

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