Spotlight Poetry – The Way We Were – A Poem by Goff James

Art, Music, Photography, Poetry and Quotations

The image depicts a painting titled The Way We Were by the artist Ali Asad. The work is a semi-abstract conceptual folk painting of three male figures with a dog on a plain off white  background. The image supports the poem The Way We Were written by the poet Goff James.
© Ali Asad, The Way We Were, 2018

The Way We Were by Goff James

Through our eyes you will see
Through our ears you will hear

Through our thoughts you will dream


Through your feet we will walk
Through your blood we will bleed

Through our yesterdays you will see our deeds
Through our todays you will see our truths

Through our days you will see us just as one in unison
Through our nights you will see us as once we were


Through your dusk’s we will remember joy’s blessed fragrance
Through your nights we will feel the moon and stars

Upon our tombstone you’ll see writ

Poem Attribution – Goff James –We DidIt Our Way

Copyright (c) 2022 Goff James – All Rights Reserved

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Painting Attribution © Ali Asad, The Way We Were, 2018

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Spotlight Poetry – Music – A poem by Amy Lowell

Spotlight Poetry – Music – A poem by Amy Lowell

https://goffjamesart.wordpress.com/2021/08/16/spotlight-poetry-music-a-poem-by-amy-lowell/
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ASK THE ROSE

Anita Bacha

Every moment is a day
Every day is a moment
Life brings joy et al
and its share of downfall
Life is empty
without its spontaneity
As we grow old
our perspectives evolve
Autumn’s rose petals fall
for spring buds to sprout
Life doesn’t mean to possess
life means to let go

Why ask the rose?

From the bud to the sparkling full bloom

From the full bloom to the withering rose, the rose tells her story

Each stage of our life has a story to tell similar to the rose

Fervor of first kiss

Innocent as a mistake

Blush of a pink rose

Ardor of first crush

Burning fire rising to flame

Whiff of a red rose

A single pink rose

In my lone winter garden

Rich with love fragrance

Wanting to flower

Like the morning rose

Living life anew

A burnt orange rose

Pressed between crumbling pages

Old…

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in the summer heat – Scarlet Dragonfly Journal

in the summer heat

blue wisteria blazing

over garden wall            

— Anita Bacha, Mauritius

— Read on scarletdragonflyjournal.wordpress.com/2022/06/24/in-the-summer-heat/

Many thanks to lovely Editor Kathleen Trocmet for featuring my haiku poem in the June 2022 issue of Scarlet Dragonfly Journal.

Congrats to all the featured poets.

Anita Bacha

BLUE GRASS – A Poem by Anita Bacha

Anita Bacha

Today the sky is deep green,
The grass is sapphire blue,
I walk up the heath,
To say a last farewell to you,
A well kept secret is this flower,
That didn’t bloom in the blue grass,
Yet its sweet fragrance will linger,
As far as memories will last.

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Poetry – English Breakfast Tea – An Emojiku Poem by Anita Bacha

Art, Music, Photography, Poetry and Quotations

The image depicts a painting titled English Tea by the artist Neda Nacheva. The work is a vibrant realistic still life painting of a china cup and saucer. The cup is filled with tea. Besides the cup and saucer is a pink rose. The image supports the poem English Breakfast Tea written by the poet Anita Bacha.
© Neda Nacheva, English Tea, 2019

☕️English breakfast tea
🥐Vegetable samosas
🕖Yummy all day brunch

The emojiku came about byCindy Georgakasand Goff playing emoji tennis in the WP comments box. It was a natural step to take it one stage further and develop from being just a fleeting form of discourse into something more poetically constructive.

In the case of an emojiku the source image is an emoji. The emojiku is made up of at least three different emoji. Each emoji being the inspiration for one lineof the short poem.

The second blogger responds by writing their emojiku and forwarding it back to the original blogger; who, in turn responds by writing a counterpoint emojiku using the same emoji images.

Today’s Prompts are ☕️ 🥐 🕖

To participate usetoday’s emoji promptsand place your response in My Comments Box

Have Fun

Poem Attribution – Anita Bacha English Breakfast…

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PINK MOON

Anita Bacha

Hi friends, writers, and readers,

I am glad to share with you the publication of my new book, PINK MOON, an anthology of haiku poems. I have made a random choice of 365 out of 700 three lines poems written over a space of two years, thinking fondly that you may wish to read one poem a day during the year.

What prompted me to write the book?

Haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme.

The erudite consider haiku to be more than a style of poetry. It is a way of observing the physical world and seeing something beyond, more profound, close to the very nature of existence, and to an essential vision of life.

Traditional Japanese poetry consists of three lines that contain a kireji, or cutting word, 17 syllables on a 5,7,5 pattern, and a kigo, or seasonal reference.

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Poetry – For – An Emojiku Poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

© Maria Brookes, Moonstruck, 2018 For 😊Moonstruck the 🌹Swoons under love’s magic spellNight 🦋 cheersStarlight 😊Darkness 🌹 blessedSilence silver …

Poetry – For – An Emojiku Poem by Anita Bacha and Goff James

English Edition of Wakashio the book

After the immense success of the first edition in the French language, my audience started to ask for a version of my illustrated children’s book in the Kreole language and in English.The French version was launched and immediately put for sale in December 2020.

Wakashio the book

I contacted many translators and publishers in Mauritius to translate and publish the book in Kreole. I did not get any response mainly because Mauritius was under confinement for a long time.

As all things have a good and a bad side, I spent my time in confinement to translate the book in English.

The Mitsui O.S.K Lines (Mauritius) Ltd, the Japanese Company, owner of the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio that ran aground on the coral reefs and spilled oil off the coast of Mauritius, collaborated in the printing and publishing of the new book.

On Tuesday 10 August 2021 , Mitsui O.S.K Lines Mauritius Ltd organized the launch ceremony of the English Edition in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan in Mauritius, Mr. Kawaguchi.

The launch ceremony was held in the office of the Mitsui O.S.K Mauritius Ltd at Pointe D’Esny in Grand Port, Mauritius. We could see with binoculars the remaining part of the wreck of MV Wakashio. A sad sight!

With Mr.Yamashita, Manager of Mitsui OSK Lines Mauritius Ltd
Krsna Bacha, my son and speaker at the function ,looking at the wreck.
With His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Kawaguchi and Mr.Yamashita, Manager of Mitsui OSK Lines Mauritius
Signing an autograph for His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Kawaguchi.

I am overjoyed with the progress of my illustrated children’s book Wakashio. Je souhaite partager avec mon audience cet élan de bonheur.

Je remercie mes lecteurs pour leur soutien.

‘To have a great book, we must have a great audience’. C.S.Lewis.

Thank you for being a great audience.

Anita Bacha

Wakashio the book, in the background the turquoise blue sea in South East Mauritius.

Sega Dance

Intoxicated with the elixir of love,
My head spins with the fiery beats of the tropical drums,
As my body swirls and whirls with the rhythmic vibes;
The burning sand scorching the sole of my feet,
And I dance and I dance in ecstasy!
Imbued with passion, my heart flies high above,
Like a shooting star in broad day light,
Falls back in the blue lagoon with candid delight
And I dance and I dance in ecstasy!
Shrouded in a mist of mirage,
In the horizon I see your image.
In frantic folly I run to tenderly hold you…
The mystic drums stop me,
The enchanting melody beckons me,
Lifts me up and invigorates me,
Fills my soul with bursting fantasy
And I dance and I dance in ecstasy!
-Anita Bacha-
Excerpt from my poetry book #SoulPoetry (2015)

Sega dance, Mauritian folklore.c
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