Tuesday, June 1, 2021







Those days…..I always remember

A south-facing home

A place where I was born,

Bright and warm, showered by the sun

Enriched with pomelos


I have left those golden times

Being away from a chain of plays and toys

Trapped in a life’s grieves

Hugged by the complicatedness


It’s the distance, separating

Make the frozen memories, melting

I wiped the solemn tears

Of longing for years.






Visited sea at ebony night

Without torch and the phone light’s turned off

Spirits’ whisper were welcoming my steps

The weep, moan and scream beneath the dark blue waves

Those packed hair-raising cries from years ago

Stabbed the quiet night


They were there, and still are

Within the chest of the sea

Becoming secret and history


Hazy morning

Under the deep magenta sky

I still stand,

my feet sank in the grey sands

the noises faded out

the noisy wraiths hid somewhere

waiting for the blackness

to appear again.

in the daylight my body’s quivered.




Like  Sweet Alyssum



Spring days come, spring days go

But love like life, stays

Reborn every morning every night

Mesmerizing like serenade composition


As spring approaches,

A light exists

Sending its orange bliss

With brand new philosophies


Sweet season is caught in my black tresses

In cozy patios with rosy roses

And in the balmy two sealed lips


Unwinged and anonymous dreams

Are killed every time the eyes open

leaving chartreuse seeds of realities

which will live in all seasons

like sweet alyssum


spring days, embellishing the ordinary

but life will come to a standstill

and love follows with a fragrance of eternity




EWITH BAHAR is a poetess, novelist, editor, translator and essayist  from Indonesia, and lives in Jakarta. She had a long time career in a mass-communication field, radio and television industry, as a TV host at Television of Republic of Indonesia (TVRI, a government TV station) for several cultural and musical programs. She has published nine books, in all genres, poetry, short stories, novel and essay. In 2015, she was a producer and publisher for Hungarian poetess’ bilingual poetry book, titled POISON (Racun), Kinga Fabo, for Indonesian market.  Ewith Bahar also organized Indonesian poets to publish their works into ten poetry anthologies since 2014. One of her own poetry books,  Sonata Borobudur, got a prestigious prize from Indonesian National Library as The Best Five Indonesian Poetry Books 2019.  Ewith Bahar also loves teaching. She was a teacher at a Communication Institution, Interstudi and LEPPKINDO, and a public speaker for communications matters, creative writing and bibliotherapy. 


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