Lunar halo‘Terra should be
a strategic place
for beauty’
say the lunar metamorphoses,
phases of shine
against boredom.

‘Terra should be
a strategic place
for understanding’
say clouds and waters,
birds and beasts,
flowers and trees.

‘Terra should be
a strategic place
for happiness’
says the constancy of Polaris
rotating a stellar slingshot
called the Little Chariot.

Copyright © 2011, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Image Credit: Copyright © Valentin Grigore

Andrei Dorian Gheorghe is the founder and director of the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM. He is the editor of over 30 slim English anthologies of Romanian and international astropoetry, and is the director of original astropoetry performances presented at the International Meteor Organization Conferences 1997-2010, the Leonid MAC Workshop of NASA (Tel Aviv, 2000), the European Convention of Science Fiction - Romania 2001, and the Internatonal Astronomical Union Symposium 260 (UNESCO, Paris, 2009). In 2003, he initiated the Meteor Contemporary Poetry Project for the IMO. He is also the coordinator of Cosmopoetry - SARM & Friends. More of this poet's work may be found in the SARM Golden Astropoetic Gallery and The Best of SARM.