The morning swung open like an iron gate
We walked down the path to breakfast.
A cool wind blows this very moment
Stirring the steadfast willow leaves
The wheat bend, the leaves of the peach trees
In a chorus line
The invitation was for you
Rest with me under the linden tree
As the sky returned to baby blue,
the swifts do not sing
what they do well
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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. His poetry has been published in several literary journals including Toronto Poetry Magazine (2020), Trouvaille Review (2021), Bosphorous Review of Books (2021), Bengaluru Review & Pine Cone review (2021).