Friday, July 1, 2022





There’s a world called “love” where only two people live in it

Met by destiny with many similarities

Or met because of many similarities?

We don’t know because fate has its own unique way

to become anything or to attain anything


In that world that’s called love

The two, most of the time, live in harmony, in joy, in happiness

Spoiled by the amorous feelings, sweet words, hugs, kisses

And many more beautiful things


But, there’s always a time

They cope with misunderstandings, problems, unharmonious situations

Happened because of nothing

But only by the differences between them

Natural differences


Man and woman

Two unique entities which are made by God

Built and shaped with different structures,

different way of thinking, different way of chemistry work mechanism

they are much different, as a matter of fact

that’s why even united with thousand of similarities

sometimes in a certain condition, they’re trapped in a friction

the emotional woman versus the rational man

the spoiled woman versus the independent  man

the complicated woman versus the simple man


it’s surely not a serious problem if both of them

still aware that the differences however having positive sides,

that can be peppering, coloring and beautifying the bond

relationship is a school where the two

are claimed to learn each other endlessly.




The absurdity shows itself

Drag us to the borderline

Crashing against doubt and fright


Human becomes extraordinarily brainless

Being ridiculed by atomic enemy

Turned the entire globe into nothingness

Like dramatic irony


The absurdity at last before us

Teaching and reminding that haughtiness

Should be paid by pain.


The Body I Don’t Belong


Each and every day I see my body in the mirror

The body I don’t belong

I look into the reflection inch by inch

With a wholehearted love


In the body that I don’t belong

I lead a war

Celebrate every defeat and victory


Someday, when this body leaves me

Will it understand my fervent longing?




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 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 anthologies. She herself once organized Indonesian poets to publish their works  into  ten poetry anthologies since 2014. And starting 2022, she plans to manage another poetry anthology project that will be joined by many world poets from five continents about Borobudur Temple, one of UNESCO world heritage sites in Indonesia that was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD. Two years ago, in 2019, 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.

No comments :

Post a Comment