by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Aquila, Cygnus, Phoenix,
Corvus, Columba, Apus ...

Constellations catching the flight idea
as in a photography.

Aquila ...
The strongest bird ...
You may have tortured Prometheus once,
but now ...
I can admire your long wings,
I can study your proud head
named Altair --
a star signifying force and stateliness.
I can respect your attitude of winner.

Certainly, the sky is
the best photographer.

Copyright © 2003, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe
Aquila, the Eagle

Aquila, the Eagle
by Johannes Hevelius

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 author of original astropoetry performances presented at the International Meteor Organization Conferences 1997-2002, the Leonid MAC Workshop of NASA (Tel Aviv, 2000), and the European Convention of Science Fiction - Romania 2001. In 2003, he initiated the Meteor Contemporary Poetry Project for the IMO.

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