A few years ago
I was with my parents in a park
where we gladly watched
a fine Moon-Jupiter-Venus conjunction.

A few evenings ago
I was in the same park
where I sadly watched
the same Moon.

This time it was alone among the clouds
as now I am on Earth,
but it seemed to be veiled
by a superior light,
as if it remembered
Jupiter and Venus,
and as if my parents
walked on it
as angels of astropoetry.

Copyright © 2009, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Image Credit: Copyright © Valentin Grigore

Andrei Dorian Gheorghe is the founder and director of the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM. He is the editor of over 30 slim English anthologies of Romanian and international astropoetry, and is the director of original astropoetry performances presented at the International Meteor Organization Conferences 1997-2007, the Leonid MAC Workshop of NASA (Tel Aviv, 2000), and the European Convention of Science Fiction - Romania 2001. In 2003, he initiated the Meteor Contemporary Poetry Project for the IMO. He is also the coordinator of Cosmopoetry - SARM & Friends. More of this poet's work may be found in the SARM Golden Astropoetic Gallery and The Best of SARM.