of the heart
on the dawn keyboards

in space
by the wind
by a butterfly
by a comet
by love
by yesterday
by a planet
by the bone of light
giving birth to
the flesh buds

by love

for us to build you,

solar emerald emotion
with your eyes
to both sides

Copyright © 2003, Adrian Sima

Image Credit: Copyright © Eugen Florin Marc

English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Adrian Sima is a Romanian teacher of physics and popularizer of astronomy. He was named youth laureate for astropoetry at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM, and laureate of an international poetry festival in the Moldavian Republic. More of this poet's work may be found in the SARM Golden Astropoetic Gallery and The Best of SARM.