ICARUS RISING – VOLUME 1:New Book Release by Don Beukes

© Cover art by Luke Borrill   I am happy to announce that my second collection of poetry has been published by Alien Buddha Press and made a reality by Red Fox. This unique ekphrastic collection is a result of close collaboration with artists from South Africa, America and the UK. Most of the poems were … Continue reading ICARUS RISING – VOLUME 1:New Book Release by Don Beukes


Glomag reunion with Jonel Scholtz

Celebrating my epic Ekphrastic reunion with South African iconic internationally acclaimed artist Jonel Scholtz Her Name was Elsie Another Haunting Night – A chilling charcoal night smothering any hint of illuminating bright. I can hear the continuous crashing of thunderous explosive waves like horses rushing to the winning post but then the hum of a … Continue reading Glomag reunion with Jonel Scholtz

Excerpt from ‘Icarus Rising – Volume 1’

Photo Credit © Vakseen DUĀLITĀS Nephele – They say she was the Greek goddess of duality created by mighty Zeus from clouds to be an exact replica of his beloved wife Hera to live as a dobbelganger to serve the lustful Ixion who hungered to defile his true love who belonged to someone else but … Continue reading Excerpt from ‘Icarus Rising – Volume 1’

Cape Sounds Anthology: Excerpt in Afrikaans

Photo Credit © Gavin Joachims Proud to announce my debut publication in Cape Town, South Africa, in the new Anthology 'Cape Sounds' published by Gavin Joachims Publishing, with three poems in Afrikaans. Jantjie Ko’ huistoe… Reisend is hy, met veertig seisoene verbygegly Nooit kon droom om familie en vriende agter te laat In die skone … Continue reading Cape Sounds Anthology: Excerpt in Afrikaans


Photo Credit © Marcel Herms Infested Investmenthet wordt moeilijk – I am really trying but things are getting increasingly difficult – This life is not the same anymore. We are not the same anymore – So many conflicting mentalities extreme emotional fatalities easily avoidable but regrettably welcome for some. Too many of us use free … Continue reading GLOMAG July2019 with MARCEL HERMS


Introducing fellow South African now British Claudine Matthews Claudine graduated from our Alma Mater, the University of the Western Cape, in Belleville Cape Town South Africa, a pillar of education during the Apartheid era for 'black' and 'coloured' students who could not attend 'white' tertiary' institutions because of race. We also attended the same Secondary … Continue reading AUTHOR FEATURE : CLAUDINE MATTHEWS – UWC Alumna

The Gathering – Glomag June2019

© Photo Credit Marcel Herms The Gathering Empty Space – Black our self-inflicted melancholy born from hopelessness weighing down our daily existence in this ever increasing chaotic world fuelled by humanity's hunger for military, financial and digital power draining our own intended endeavours to remain self-sufficient, law abiding, positive and loyal to those who respect … Continue reading The Gathering – Glomag June2019

Song for Karen by Don Beukes

Thanks to Raja Williams my publisher from California for including me in another CTU Anthology…

Creative Talents Unleashed

The inner voice of a multitude

your words and aching lamentation

comforted generations still to soothe

melting hearts liquefying emotions

You once bid farewell to love

claimed no-one ever cared

if you should live or die

would we now hear one more cry?

A fixed smile barred your pain

what if you only once shared the strain?

You sang of sweetest dreams come true

glaring into eyes that adored you

asking let me be the one

yearning for a loving touch

how you longed to see the sun

the emptiness and lonely void too much

Oh how your universe sparkled

you felt on top of the world

he made your feelings fly

and shone his starlight down on you

As each last note was played

you realized every promise he made

broke before long at the end of each song

how you searched for a place

to hide away


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