Apus

by Mircea Alexandru Popa


In cotloanele intunericului
cineva a pregatit o capcana
sperantele oamenilor
abia mai palpaie
ca niste stele plapande
agatate intr-un insectar urias

de dincolo de vise
se ridica despicand intunericul

Pasarea Paradis


Copyright © 2003, Mircea Alexandru Popa

Apus, the Bird of Paradise

Apus
by Johann Bayer


~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~


Romanian economist and author of books of poetry and drama, Mircea Alexandru Popa was named Laureate for "Nocturnal Meditations" at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM.

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