Cometary Moss

by Adrian Sima


*

the lance of the evening
a shadow in the cup
of the exiled centaur

the birth is hard
killing furious
or leaving granite traces
and cometary moss
on temples

again
we are a flow of feelings
among the stars

*

sheets in space
this spiral carbon
over life's whine
breaking the silence
of secular orbits

and maybe the evening
in the heart of the star's child
is just a story
in the planetary sigh

*

"be born, child,
and wait for
wonderful worlds
touching the billows
of your heart"

face to face

over the energetic lawns
the pirouette of the blood
wins


Copyright © 2004, Adrian Sima


Photograph of Comet Hyakutake, courtesy of Valentin Grigore

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~


Adrian Sima is a Romanian student in 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.

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