May Poetry Showcase from Petar Penda

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Night sends the chill and clouds 
Dreams and the quilt
Mysteries veiled by 
the dubbing of the rain
And the cunning of darkness.
Memories and desires strived
To come to the daylight and
Bring the revelation about 
What is hidden underneath.

But the night's grip is strong
And it takes all possessions
Leaving the vagueness and hope
That someday dreams will be revealed
And give the meaning of the sea
Why it sets us free
And hills mountains and rivers
Make us their prisoners.

The Fervor

Arms cut the sea with tiny splashes
The head dips in water, occasional bending for air
Legs evenly propel to speed the body
And life moves in through each pore.

He and the sea are tied in the Gordian knot
Entangled in the mutual whirl of confusion
And affection beyond reason
The lunacy which gives them the sanity.

Lovers doomed to stay together
The passion marked by strength
The body's blows against the water
The exchange of rough gentleness.

Sea Drive

Morning dew evaporates
 by force of the still sun
A calm sea is the sky's mirror 
A glassy surface 
Feeds its depths and
Brings the fervor.
Water cannot resist
The lure of the heaven
And its misty body rises
To reach the air 
The longing is quenched
By the invisible kiss
Soft and furtive.

Bio: Petar Penda is a professor of English and American literature (University of Banja Luka) and a translator. His translations have been published in renowned journals in the USA and the UK. His poetry was published by "Fevers of the Mind", " Lothlorien Poetry Journal", "A Thin Slice of Anxiety" and "Trouvaille Review".


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