Movements in the Sky

astro-sculpture-drawing-photo poem by Dan Mitrut

Composition by Dan Mitrut*

the bird of the starset
stopped its flight

in the sacred water
in the Sea of Storms
its wings

of complicated mirrors)
drink the last movement
of the sky

twilight near Altair

Artwork by Dan Mitrut


passing on the meridian

I asked
a wondering Alcor
if it is cold
in the sky bridge

strings of light
are covering me

and I am singing
until the frantic dawn

Photograph by Dan Mitrut


old stars
had snowed

in the last moment
we flowered a cross
on our sun
to the eternal eclipse

Copyright © 2005, Dan Mitrut

All images copyright © 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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