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Night 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".