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

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Publication Anouncement

It is with pride and a sense of euphoria to announce my debut South African publication with an exclusive collection of 14 poems alongside Selwyn Milborrow, Bevan Boggenpoel and Leroy Abrahams. You can order from milborrowmedia@selwynmilborrow.com SA - R180 Inc postage International : Please use the email above to place your order and confirm price … Continue reading Publication Anouncement

Countdown to #IPoPP #InPursuitofPoeticPerfection – A new Anthology

Are you ready for #IPoPP? Launching in August 2018 Four South African poets are about to make South African Literary history... In this unique South African Anthology, Four poets born and raised in SA from a 'coloured' (Apartheid label for people of 'mixed race' background) heritage come together for the first time in a hard-hitting, … Continue reading Countdown to #IPoPP #InPursuitofPoeticPerfection – A new Anthology

Look Within by Markus Fleischmann

Creative Talents Unleashed

Come look into my eyes

Tell me what you see

Do you see my tears or my fears?

Do you see my hurt of the passing years?

Do you see my flaws?

Can you tell I’m screaming?

Or do you see me dreaming?

I dare you

Look into my eyes and peer

Into my soul

Tell me what you see

Am I broken or am I whole?

I’ll tell you what I see

When these eyes look back at me

I see a spirit that is wild and free

I see a shell of the former me

I see a dream that shattered

Leaving nothing but tatters

But what I see doesn’t matter to me

In my eyes I see a dreamer

Do you?

Take another look

Look deeper

© Markus Fleischmann

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That’s Where I Shall Be by Sue Lobo

Creative Talents Unleashed

It´s where the shadows dance with the lea of the land,

Confettied blooms in fields, strewn by God´s sweet hand,

It´s wherever you hear the cacophony of small dulcet birds,

And the million scents, of the myriads of sweet & wild herbs,

That´s where I shall be.

Where sun & moon waltz, in pink dusks & soft cyan dawns,

Where spume kisses grey rocks & the old whale hugely yawns,

It´s wherever you hear the howling wolf, calling to his moon,

And whether it be cold December or the soft summer June,

That´s where I shall be.

It´s where the air is thin & beasts can play & safely breathe,

Where ocean, desert, deep green forest, sigh & softly heave,

And all in life is united, in the split second of my dying breath,

Ending in the culmination, of what on this earth, we call death.

That´s where I shall…

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In Pursuit of Poetic Perfection #IPoPP #MeetTheAuthors

In anticipation of this unique and historic Anthology I invite you all to #MeetTheAuthors of #IPoPP Selwyn Milborrow Selwyn Milborrow Selwyn Milborrow is a prize-winning author, freelance journalist, columnist, publisher and poet from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He was a journalist for Die Burger and is an iReporter for CNN International. Selwyn’s work in both … Continue reading In Pursuit of Poetic Perfection #IPoPP #MeetTheAuthors

Tied Where it Lies by Justin R. Hart

Creative Talents Unleashed

Cultures that constrain

are like railroad tracks,

keeping us separate

with steel rigidity;

tied where it lies in its tracks.

We must train our pupils

to look beyond being railroaded

by the one track tunnel vision

to see that parallel rails

will meet insight

of our Horizon,

while wisdom

paves the road ahead,

offering faith’s fortune

for our Freedom’s Future…

© Justin R. Hart

The Dawn of Pondering Passions

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Justin Hart About the Author

As a child, poetry gave Justin Hart his voice. Since then, he developed his style, enveloping traditional symbolism, using nature to relate possibilities deeper than the literal level, offering more than imaginative stories to relay desire, belief, and purpose.

Some of Justin’s early inspirations came from the naturally simplistic, yet symbolic writings of Robert Frost, along with the depth of Khalil Gibran and…

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