21 comments on “Shine

  1. Words escape me (and it doesn’t happen very often). This is breathtaking, Callum. I love the way you describe things, and the emotions you pull out – the inspiring way they speak to me. This is definitely one of your poems I will return to.

  2. Wow, I love the ending, especially these last two lines: “open your lungs and scream defiance,
    a mere spark can birth a fire.”

    You are marvelous at writing many different forms, from novels to poetry. Have a great evening!

  3. This is so beautifully worded. Although the concept is one that has been explored many, many times, you manage to breathe a new life into it. I love the second part of each stanza; the poem is lonely and almost melancholic, and yet you infuse such courage into it as well. Incredible work.

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