Like a spirit sombre within the breast
by Lasgush Poradeci
Lies the lake encased in hills.
Mirrored in its depths,
Night expires breath by breath.
I watch how she suffers, how she dies,
Her eyes blinking,
Like the stars of a fading sky.
But now the light of dawn
Shimmers deep within the lake.
The daystar steals away, melting
Like a piece of sugar candy.
Behold, day has dawned,
And lightning flashes from the depths.
Like a harbinger of morn
Appears, bird-white, a pelican.