The Creation?

by David R. Keedy

Beyond the horizon and nearby space
Further than the blue sky and the human race
Away from the solar system and the Milky Way
Beyond the local galactic group of gravity's interplay.

Further than the Great Attractor and the Virgo clusters too
Away from super galaxies and exotic star "stew"
Beyond dark matter and also photons bright
May lay the source that uttered "let there be light".

Or maybe we'll detect nothing of the kind
Perhaps it was a figment of the human mind.

Copyright © 2000, David R. Keedy

Photograph by Gabriel Ivanescu

Image credit: Copyright © Gabriel Ivanescu


Sometimes

by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

A comet loves the Sun.
Too close to the Sun,
the comet would die.

A man loves a comet.
Too close to the comet,
the man would die.

What a strange cosmic world
from the Big Bang to us!
Full of heavenly bodies,
celestial phenomena,
and high mysteries!
Full of fascinations,
limits,
and risks!

Sometimes to love means to die.
Sometimes to live means to lose.

Copyright © 2005, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

David R. Keedy is a well-known British amateur astronomer, who has had various articles on astronomy and other topics published in newspapers and magazines over the years, and has given his name to an award from the British Astronomical Association - Comet Section. He published in 2000 his own anthology, A Touch of Poetry, which included many astronomical poems.

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 1997-2005, 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. 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.