Last But One Depth

by Dan Mitrut

Learning silence
by singing through the beak of the Swan
around the Pole Star.
This is not enough.

Putting buds
in the forests of the galaxies
by only a bottle of philosophical stone
that knits the sleep of the leaves.
This is not a game.

Seeing without the eyes of the fingers
your pagan part
that steals the light's silence
and the Sphinx's icy smile.
This is not a joke.

Living under the shadow of the tachyons,
being born in the brain of the dolphins,
crawling through the Magellanic Clouds,
and misunderstanding yourself ...
These are not stories to put the Sun to sleep.

Copyright © 2004, Dan Mitrut
Photograph by Dan Mitrut

Copyright © 2004, 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).

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