by Dan Mitrut

When I was unborn,
I wished to be the Moon.

When I was a child,
I dreamt to stick my front
With the hermetic blue
Of the galaxies.

When I was a teenager,
I passionately loved

When I was an old man,
I blunted my wings through
The disheveled quantums
Of the Universe.

But now, silent,
I am the unseen frontier
Between the Earth
And the Sky.

Copyright © 2001, Dan Mitrut
Self portrait by Dan Mitrut

Self Portrait by Dan Mitrut

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Romanian lawyer and poet Dan Mitrut is the author of numerous works of astronomical poetry, folk music, photography, graphics, sculpture, and drama. A meteor observer included in the International Meteor Organization Data Base, he is a multiple laureate for the astronomical arts at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM. He serves as the technical vice president of SARM and has authored original astro-folk music recitals performed at the EuRoEclipse Perseids 99 (Romania) and the IMO Conference 2000 (Romania). More of this poet's work may be found in the SARM Golden Astropoetic Gallery.

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