Artwork by Dan Mitrut*
Boulder of fire
bewitched arrow
mane lightening
a century of exorcisms

shout of ice
the wall with icons
of the sky

Artwork by Dan Mitrut

Artwork by Dan Mitrut*
The Sun calling in secret
the old comet
of the wizard Oort
on her last road

and making her younger
as for
a century of exorcisms

the illusion-bride
of the darkness

Copyright © 2005, Dan Mitrut
English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Romanian lawyer and poet Dan Mitrut is the author of numerous works of astronomical poetry, folk music, photography, graphics, sculpture, and drama. A meteor observer included in the International Meteor Organization Data Base, he is a multiple laureate for the astronomical arts at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM. He serves as the technical vice president of SARM and has authored original astro-folk music recitals performed at the EuRoEclipse Perseids 99 (Romania) and the IMO Conference 2000 (Romania). More of this poet's work may be found in the SARM Golden Astropoetic Gallery.