Photo by Calin Niculae"All the rivers flow to the sea,
but the sea is infinite.
Life and death exist everywhere
as the sun rises and sets.

Our eyes mirror the stars,
but we shall never know
how many of them will die.
We just know
that each of the stars
has a voice
as each of the people
has his own cosmos."

"My friends," continued the Teacher,
"if I say too much, feel free
not to listen to me.

I'm just a voice in infinity."

Copyright © 2008, Boris Marian
English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Image Credit: Copyright © Calin Niculae

Boris Marian is both a well-known Romanian poet and a cultural journalist who has delighted SARM's Cosmopoetry Festival with his literary character "the Teacher".