Sunday, May 1, 2022



I See The World Crying


I see the world took out its handkerchief

shed tears the way flower shed petals

scattered on the ground all the seasons


The tears running down its face

becoming the rain in our hearts

feeling the torture, seeing the misery


How to stop the world from crying

when widespread famine increased every year

multiply pessimism

and the gloom gets darker and terrible


It is only love which satisfies the hunger

it is only love which wipes every tear

it is only love which soothes the wound

it is only love which decreases poverty.




It was pitch-dark there

In an open window chamber full of secrets

With no chance to let the candle

illuminating the blackened night tunnels in head


every time the candle was lit

cold wind ran from outside

kissing the shade of light, extinguished

and darkness seemed endless


but faith tirelessly believed

the ray of brightness eventually shines

‘Cause nothing can betray the persistence

nothing can defeat the strong endurance

the dim light after the war and battles

is the sweetest victory.


Vessel Of Love


In love

the great voyage begins

across mountains, canyons and ravines

through beaches, daisies and wines


We dare to face every strain and pleasures

all be overcome with love gestures


I’m grateful we love each other still

for a vow we should fulfil


In a vessel of love

two stubbornness, heading to the same destination.




EWITH BAHAR is a published author, poetess, novelist, translator and essayist from Indonesia. She had a long time career in a mass communication field (radio and television industry). Prior to joining RCTI (The biggest private TV station in Indonesia) in 2004, she was a host for several musical and cultural programs for TVRI (Indonesian government TV station). This complements her passion who loves music, culture, psychology, philosophy  and history greatly. She has published eleven books, in all genres: poetry, novel, short stories, and essays. Another three books are still in on-going process. Hundreds of her poems were published in many national newspapers, journals and online medias, home and abroad. Her works also can be found in approximately more than 70 poetry anthologies in Indonesia and in many international publication. One of her poetry books, Sonata Borobudur, got a prestigious prize from Indonesian National Library as The Best Five Indonesian Poetry Books 2019. In November 2021, her single poem, “Imigran Digital” won the third place in a poetry writing competition, related to outstanding yearly Indonesian Poetry Day celebration, organized by Yayasan Hari Puisi (Poetry Day Foundation). Ewith Bahar’s poetical works  have been translated into several foreign languages, such as English, Spanish, Indian, Serbian, Armenian, Uzbek, Nepali, French, Italian, Arabian, and Korean. Besides writing career, Ewith  was also a teacher at communication institutions, Interstudi and LEPPKINDO. And several years ago she also run a public speaking course for children and teens, coordinated by her own event organizer. She is now active in KaBi (Kanal Buku Indonesia – Indonesian Book Channel) and as a public speaker for creative writing, communication matters and bibliotherapy.

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