Saturday, July 1, 2023



Ultimate Aim Of Happiness


Peace is a glass of water for thirst

In the dry field, where noises of grenades

thrust the head like metalcore music

And a long barren path spreads over the wet throat


Nothing compares to peace

We pursue wealth, opportunities and fame

But serenity is irreplaceable

Never let a hole within our hearts deeper and deeper

And fear grows bigger and bigger


In a vast garden of our life

Let's plant the seeds of love

They will reward us fragrant flowers of peace

So, the world will only breathe fresh air

For sublime life's sake


The Two Drunken Souls


My eyes are yours

Watching a deep cerulean

Turns slowly into obsidian

Charcoal shadow

heightens the mysterious beauty

when a satiny robe of night falls elegantly

blanketed you and me


dark…oh so dark, and our love glints

“Just like your eyes,” you said


Under the ebony sky

Nature shapes our silhouettes

As a unity of two souls


My hand lies on your chest

Gleaming by the moonlight

Sweet melody from your heartbeats

Softly caresses my fingers’ skin

A voice within is a rhythmic melody

of ecstatic feeling in silence

Like sacred poetry


How powerful a night, a touch,

and a serene lake in your eyes

Releasing, freeing, vitalizing

When the porcelain sky gets darker

The two souls get drunk.


Until Someday


Until someday

When the eternal light surrounds

and I fade away to a vast eternity

started a winged life with no desires

no more lusty temptation

no darkness…no gloom but celestial shine

leading to a certainty that earth could never afford


in this no-name land, no past to be remembered

no memories to be traced

I just lost my logical sense

Because this eternity existed without start and without end

The only thing I recognize

a bizarre ceiling above that I call a purest sky

which to the land under my legs I wave goodbye.




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, Tajikistan, Nepali, French, Italian, Arabian, Chinese, Macedonian 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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