Monday, March 27, 2017

Shoreline--By Paul Callus--Malta

(Common Meter Stanza)

The ocean waves come rolling in
There’s not a soul in sight
With heaving breath they break on shore
And burst in brilliant white.

The sound of wind is in the air
The jutting rocks stretch high
Tall redwood trees defiant stand
So tough, and yet they sigh.

Paul Callus is a Maltese author who writes both in Maltese and English. He has contributed to several anthologies. Apart from poetry he writes lyrics for songs and has published two books, one a story book aimed at children (related to his experience as a teacher) and a historical book based on research.


  1. Well done, Paul, more proof that attention to rhythm and thoughtfully realistic rhyming add much power to a poem, and even more when it's read aloud.

  2. Thank you. Though I like free verse, I find the musicality and flow of rhythmic and rhyming poems more pleasing to the ear. Regards...paul

  3. Dear Paul
    I loved learning about the shoreline in meter rhyme
    Where even tall pines sigh at the beauty.
    I enjoyed this descriptive poetry.

    1. Good morning, Yancy. Pleased to be meeting you here today, and thank you for your welcome comments. Regards // paul

    2. Your welcome great writer friend paul
      Blessings to you

  4. Dear Paul,
    Really like this well-crafted poem; it is simple yet envelopes one with the lilting use of meter.
    Thank you,

  5. yet another beautiful poem from you, Paul - I wouldn't expect anything less : )