The hawk that reaps

Title:  The hawk that reaps
Year created: 2020
Technique: Digital illustration using Adobe Illustration

This poem is inspired by the changes that are taking place around the globe during covid-19. The use of the word “Hawk” implies to the remorseless cough that is abruptly taking away many innocent souls. The poet used various figures of speech to interpret/expound the impact of this pandemic in our lives, habits and the economy. The pain the world had to enduris expressed through words although the heartfelt wounds encountered are eternal 

Author’s details: 
Name:  Alfred Zulu
Country: South Africa
Affiliation: Student at DUT (Dip. Operations and Quality Management)

Bio Alfred is a poet, songwriter and a student at Durban University of Technology pursuing his 3 year Diploma as an Operations and Quality Manager. Born and raised in the slums of KwaZulu-Natal (Nongoma) and has done a lot in growing/branding himself. Alfred’s artwork is inspired by life and the changes around the globe. For the past few years he has been volunteering in local development projects and has inspired a lot of people in his village.  


October 11, 2021


  • Bonga

    The hawk that reaps ✊

    Reply October 19, 2021 at 9:48 am
  • Sihle Sikhakhane

    The natural greatest doesn’t need to be cloned you’re too way far

    Reply October 19, 2021 at 10:15 am
  • Muzi

    I can feel agony through these musks taking our breath away

    Reply October 20, 2021 at 3:20 am
  • Zo

    Wow! This is beautiful, I never thought of you to be a poet…

    Reply October 20, 2021 at 2:49 pm
  • Queen

    You are surely gifted

    Reply October 21, 2021 at 4:56 pm
  • Lihle

    I’m proud of you my brother well done

    Reply January 14, 2022 at 9:50 am

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