The Blue Pendulum

by Adrian Sima

this rolling into gap
intensifying systematically

only the dust of boredom
remains after it

senses of the orbit
circularly deepening

the going by feet is welcome

on the road
various reasons for living:

a man seeming like a tree
a star seeming like a man

the old cinders of stars
flowing on your thigh

the invisible cinders of stars
between us
in us

and Time over all
quantified by your living foot
oscillating around
a hypothetical position
of repose

your living foot
reminding of the blue pendulum
of freedom

Copyright © 2005, Adrian Sima

Cloud, photography copyright 2003, Valentin Grigore

Copyright © 2003, Valentin Grigore

~English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe~

Adrian Sima is a Romanian teacher of physics and popularizer of astronomy. He was named youth laureate for astropoetry at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM, and laureate of an international poetry festival in the Moldavian Republic. More of this poet's work may be found in the SARM Golden Astropoetic Gallery.

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