Hidden from the unleashed world,
and pushed by his brilliant mind,
he was scrutinizing the Universe,
sailing through superior spheres
of science.

Lunar eclipse


No emotion, no feeling
in his equation…
Only some numbers or exponents
provoking joy…
And about love, certainly,
it came to load each skylight
from his astronomical model.

He was convinced that
only through his knowledge
people could escape from Earth
and could live in harmony
with the heavenly bodies…

and his name would live forever!



Time passed. Much older, he died.
People buried him
(without reading him,
he was just a pale meteor!)
and forgot him like a modest thing.

Otherwise, about the starry sky…
The world was terribly boring.


Copyright © 2006, Stefan Berinde

English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Stefan Berinde is a Romanian doctor in astronomy and chief astro-annalist of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM,. He has conducted research on meteors, meteoroids, comets, asteroids and eclipses, and has participated at conferences patronized by the International Astronomical Union, Vatican Observatory, International Meteor Organization and National Science Foundation of USA. A lover of poetry and art, he has been one of the stars of SARM's Cosmopoetry Festival.