Two Birds

by Zigmund Tauberg

Aquila, the Eagle

In the clear nights, I admire,
Looking at the canopy of heaven,
Two birds with starry wings.
In their heads, Deneb and Altair.

And only through constellations can you see
In nights adorned by stars
A Swan and an Eagle like two brothers,
Peaceably evolving together.

Copyright © 2002, Zigmund Tauberg
Cygnus, the Swan

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Zigmund Tauberg teaches mathematics in Romania. A popularizer of astronomy, he was named laureate for "pedagogical astropoetry" at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM

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