Photo by Gabriel Ivanescu(1) Prophecy

… and he who said that
nobody can squeeze
a drop of light
from the wings
of the night butterflies,

that one ploughs meteorites
in his own field.

(2) Deja-Vu

Some day I saw
this color somewhere,
but I am not sure…

It was an old night, I think,
when I came home
by the lunar dogs
of nature,

or perhaps it was a sea
painted in the sky
by a hand
of arrogant butterflies…

or perhaps
it was just the sky
and me just an eye.

(3) Multiplying the String

You can cut a string
into two parts
thinking you halve
the whole Universe,

after that
can take every half
and, repeating
the same method,
can say you divide
the Universe to infinity,

but you would never suppose
the string uses you
to multiply itself.

Copyright © 2001, Adrian Sima
English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Adrian Sima is a Romanian teacher of physics and popularizer of astronomy. He was named youth laureate for astropoetry at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM, and laureate of an international poetry festival in the Moldavian Republic. More of this poet's work may be found in the SARM Golden Astropoetic Gallery.