OrionOrion is a high commuter
over the two hemispheres,
who checks the brightness
of the other constellations.

“Shut-up, Greater Dog,
shut-up, Lesser Dog,”
he uses to admonish his noisy helps,
“your mission is to keep the Scorpion
far away from me,
not to disturb
the canopy of heaven!”

Copyright © 2009, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Image Credit: Copyright © Valentin Grigore

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 1997-2007, 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.