Bo÷tes (invocation to Apollo)

by Dan Mitrut


Oh, you, Arcturus,
divine eye fallen in love!
An earthly woman's smile
nailed you in sunset,
as if your destiny would be
a complicated drawing in the sky map.

Oh, you, hidden sun!
Teach us to become stars.



Copyright © 2003, Dan Mitrut

Bo÷tes, the Shepherd

Bo÷tes
by Johannes Hevelius


~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~


Romanian lawyer and poet Dan Mitrut is the author of numerous works of astronomical poetry, folk music, photography, graphics, sculpture, and drama. A meteor observer included in the International Meteor Organization Data Base, he is a multiple laureate for the astronomical arts at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM. He serves as the technical vice president of SARM and has authored original astro-folk music recitals performed at the EuRoEclipse Perseids 99 (Romania) and the IMO Conference 2000 (Romania).

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