Transit of Venus

astro-photo-poem by Dan Mitrut

1. Introduction

a few thin cumulus clouds
didn’t disturb us

We saw the great phenomenon
from the garden of a college,
a “transit” place
for children and students

2. Transit of the Heart

a round traveller
through the sun’s desert

a burnt walking stick
and some steps
writing in the ardent sand

Copyright © 2005, Dan Mitrut

Projection of the transit of Venus across the Sun: image by Dan Mitrut

Copyright © 2004, Dan Mitrut

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.

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