Sunset, photo by Calin NiculaeI live on Earth,
and the sky is the house of
some of my best friends.

Thus, up there,
the constellations have written
my favorite tales,
the Moon is usually
my night counselor,
and the clouds always stimulate
my imagination.

…Recently,
watching the Sun
who daily rises and sets,
I thought that he makes
physical exercises
in order to remain
the perfect athlete
of a whole cosmic local system.

Copyright © 2008, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Image Credit: Copyright © Calin Niculae

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.