Crescent MoonThe sky is uselessly full of poems.

People are born serious,
drive words like crippled cattle
and do not intend to improve the Milky Way.
The words that succumb
in crossroads, in fairs, in books,
putrefying under function keys…
Red twilight,
the scream of a warm eye.

The sky is uselessly full of gold.

People are born accountants,
measure zealously the flakes of light,
note all with turbo-pens…
Oh Moon, my first love,
you are buried in dusty stands.
Red twilight,
the spring in a dream.

My heart is hard,
my steps are easy,
and I’m afraid that someday
all these things will take a certain revenge.

You can buy nothing true in this world
with money.
Only forgetfulness…

Image and text copyright © 2009, 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 and The Best of SARM.