International Astropoetic Dialogues (2)

by Gerald England and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe


Tanka
by Gerald England


bonfire night
stretches to a week
fireworks light up the clouds
that block the view
of the moon's eclipse

Photograph by Calin Niculae

Image copyright © 2004, Calin Niculae

Tanka
by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe


dumb Jupiter
disarmed Orion
brilliant total eclipse
and the Moon just like
a sky lucky number

Copyright © 2004, Gerald England and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Gerald England is a British poet, web master, honorary member of the International Writers and Artists Association, and editor of New Hope International.

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 author of original astropoetry performances presented at the International Meteor Organization Conferences 1997-2002, 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. More of this poet's work may be found in the SARM Golden Astropoetic Gallery.

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