I DANCE IN ECSTASY

A poem inspired by the Sega dancers of Mauritius. Originally the Sega dance was performed by enslaves around a bonfire to spend their lonely nights and to protest against injustices. The Sega is sung in the local dialect, Creole, and the musical instruments, the most popular being the ‘ravanne’ and the ‘triangle’ are made locally. In our time, a tourist entertainment, the Sega is danced by all.

I DANCE IN ECSTASY

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,

I dance and I dance in ecstasy!

Imbued with passion, my heart soars high above,

Like a shooting star in broad day light

Falls back in the blue lagoon with candid delight

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,

I dance and I dance in ecstasy.
Anita Bacha
Illustrative photography/Anita Bacha

 

Advertisements

KL Revisited

I return to Kuala Lumpur,after six months,to visit the best Oriental Osteo Care Clinic in Malaysia.

Worn knee caps, sciatica pain in the left upper leg imposed this visit,in this hot part of the world, upon me.

I am advised to eat fatty fish, salmon,mackerel,sardines to mention a few. I refrain from saying ‘I am a vegetarian’. My host ,instantly announces’to the fish market.’

He drives to the market at Hasar Besar,Taman Tun, Dr.Ismail.

We are welcomed with the surrounding joy of Christmas 🎄.

Everybody , the fish monger,the vegetable seller,the grocerer are all striving to make a living and others, are striving to live and are here to shop for food.

I respect others and I respect ✊ food.

I learned from the Bhagavad Gita ‘ there is God both in the dog and the dog eater.’

We buy 2 big Red Snapers, 2 bunches of watercress, root vegetables, fresh tomatoes and ‘fines herbes’to make a Mauritian speciality,the ‘Bouillabaisse de Poisson 🐟 ‘.  A ‘delice ‘ for the tongue when accompanied with boiled  white rice, ground coconut  and mashed potato chutneys.

SUMMER WAVES

SHARING THE VIDEO CLIP ‘SUMMER WAVES’ WITH LOVERS OF NATURE AND OF THE OCEAN.

THE VIDEO CLIP WAS SHOT AND EDITED BY THE TALENTED KRSNA BACHA FOR HIS BLOG OCEANVIBRATION.

 

 

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIS ADVENTURES AT:

http://oceanvibration.com/

 

HAPPY VIEWING!

 

READING 

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”Aurelius Augustinus

“Die Welt ist ein Buch.Wer nie reist,sieht nur eine Seite davon “Aurelius Augustinus