Lunar haloWhen dark times surround you
like a night without stars,

do not forget that beyond all
Sirius and Orion
are immortal,
Venus and Jupiter
collect sunlight for you,
and the Moon always smiles
with or without halos.

So keep your hopes of light alive
through astronomy.

Copyright © 2010, 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 1997-2008, the Leonid MAC Workshop of NASA (Tel Aviv, 2000), the European Convention of Science Fiction - Romania 2001, and the Internatonal Astronomical Union Symposium 260 (UNESCO, Paris, 2009). 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.