Book signing

The past is your lesson

The present is your gift

The future is your poetry

Anita Bacha

My poetry book SOUL POETRY was yet another opportunity for me to travel and discover the reading world.

It’s incredible and worthy to note that books have a precious place in the heart of the millennial, our audience today and tomorrow.

At the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2018, I realized that it’s a great joy to witness readers, young and old,buying and investing in our words, in our poetry.

 

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London Book Fair17 

Going down High Street,Olympia,My heart overflows with nostalgia;

On tree tops,I behold

Blossoms of green and gold;

At the London Book Fair,

Writers and poets fare;

In the pages of each book,

I delve and I look,

Your name is engraved by the invisible

Hand of God.

Anita Bacha

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CHAINS 

‘Be not afraid of greatness,Some are born great,

Some achieve greatness,

And others have greatness thrust upon them.’

Willam Shakespeare 

I fell in love with books when I started school at the age of four. Later, I discovered my father’s collection of classic French literature novels. His bookcase was never locked. I gained easy access to ‘NOTRE DAME DE PARIS’ of the French novelist, VICTOR HUGO and ‘LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES’ of HONORE DE BALZAC. The book worm that is in me devoured them passionately. I was eleven.
Simultaneously, I toyed with the idea of writing a book. In my fertile imagination, I saw my name printed on the book cover. Eventually, I wrote and published my first novel in 2006. The book is a narrative account of my experiences as a follower of a Spiritual Guru. Introverted, shy and lacking in self confidence, I did not publish the stories which I wrote about promiscuity, casual sex and other similar subjects which troubled me enormously when I was a child. Until later in life, I channelled my hidden emotions and irrational compulsions to the public audience by my poetry.
 POEM – CHAINS                                        
Chains I devotedly wore,
Tenderly forced on me of yore;
Overly esteemed,
Chains of love lived,
Of carnal sin,
Of sweet give in;
Guarding my fugue,
My getting lost,
Wandering, 
Venturing,
 In a world of seemingly chaos,
Of sweet illusions,
Fairy tales and apparitions,
Alluring snares and ambush,
Lies so tasty,
Far from the grim reality;
Chained,
 I lived and loved;
A dream I had yet,
A dream so delicious,
Ingenious,
Haughty, I guessed!
To burst my chains,
Engulf deep into my soul,
My true self to behold
And never to be chained!
– Anita Bacha –

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Inspired by Shakespeare

‘From women’s eyes
This doctrine, I derive;
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, and the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world’
William Shakespeare

My poetry book ‘Soul Poetry ‘ published by Partridge is hosted by the London Book Fair 2017 at the Poetry Pavilion from 14 to 16 March.

It’s a dream come true.

Last year, I had the disagreeable surprise to discover that my book was not on the display shelf of the exhibitor. I was on the verge of tears 😭. I had paid for the exhibition et voilà!

Luckily I had a copy of the book in my bag and an akward situation was saved,impromptu. A book fair worm, I have learnt that mishaps do occur at book fairs. Nobody is to be blamed.Nobody is conning you.

I resolved then and there, though,that I will ,in the future,exhibit my books myself!

Hence, in exactly one week, I am flying to London with 20+ copies of my book for exhibit at the Poetry Pavilion!

If you are at the LBF 2017, don’t forget to visit us!

http://poetryofanitabacha.com

Words

Words,

Precious psychic words,

Fly me to my love!

Words,

Iridescent,

Powerful, mighty eagles,

Fly me to my love!

Up and above,

Valleys and mountain tops,

Oceans and lands,

Fly me to my love!

Touch him,

Kiss him,

Fondle him,

Squeeze him!

Words,

Awesome,

Divine words,

Fly me to my love!

Pierce his heart,

Conquer his soul,

Possess him,

Enchant him,

Make him my own!

Words,

Infinite,

Invisible atoms of my soul,

Fly me to my love!

Words,

Resounding,

Screeching,

Ejaculating in joyous delight,

Fly me to my love!

Anita Bacha©

Excerpt from my book ‘SOUL POETRY-INSPIRATIONAL POEMS, VERSES & QUOTES

 

 

 

MEXICO’S Guadalajara Book Fair 2016

The Combined Books Exhibit, New York,displays at the Guadalajara Book Fair 2016

SOUL POETRY INSPIRATIONAL POEMS VERSES & QUOTES

Author Anita Bacha

Publisher Partridge India

Book Sellers, Book Lovers,Librarians and the public are invited.

Open until December 05 2016

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Last year’s picture

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LEONARD COHEN

Just learnt about the passing of  Leonard Cohen,the Canadian poet, singer and song writer at the age of 85. By mere coincidence, I purchased his poetry book ‘book of longing’ from W.H.Smith last month in Wood Green, London. Since then, I am reading his book every day,little by little, to make it last. ‘book of longing’ is exceptional, easy to read, funny, poetic,romantic, spiritual, sad and sensual. I find myself, my soul in this book…a great loss for the world of poetry…

Frise Bas Perle

NIGHTINGALE

I BUILT MY HOUSE BESIDE THE WOOD

SO I COULD HEAR YOU SINGING

AND IT WAS SWEET AND IT WAS GOOD

AND LOVE WAS ALL BEGINNING

FARE THEE WELL MY NIGHTINGALE

‘TWAS LONG AGO I FOUND YOU

NOW ALL YOUR SONGS OF BEAUTY FAIL

THE FOREST CLOSES’ROUND YOU

THE SUN GOES DOWN BEHIND A VEIL

‘TIS NOW THAT YOU WOULD CALL ME

SO REST IN PEACE MY NIGHTINGALE

BENEATH YOUR BRANCH OF HOLLY

FARE THEE WELL MY NIGHTINGALE

I LIVED BUT TO BE NEAR YOU

THOUGH YOU ARE SINGING SOMEWHERE STILL

I CAN NO LONGER HEAR YOU

LEONARD COHEN