Canes Venatici

by Victor Chifelea


In asta rasucire de univers de-ai sa patrunzi,
poti intalni ferocii caini de vanatoare,
dresati anume de-un stapan abil
sa zdrentuiasca, nu carnea cruda, ci panzele solare.

Dar vanatorul de multa vreme nu mai este,
chemat la judecata pe un alt taram.
De-atunci ei spulbera universala tina
si sfasie gigantice perdele de lumina.

Apoi se-apuca de smotocesc puzderia de astre --
dezordine nebuna de fotoni si raze --,
isi cauta stapanul- nu par sa oboseasca --
sa ii arate... o noua ordine cereasca.

De-atata vreme cu nebuloasa spiralata,
nu mai tin seama decat de stele sumbre.
Turbati, alearga dupa suflete pierdute,
acum sunt fiorosii vanatori de umbre.


Copyright © 2003, Victor Chifelea
Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs

Canes Venatici
by Johannes Hevelius


~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~


Victor Chifelea is an engineer in Romania. He was named laureate for "science fiction & fantasy cosmopoetry" at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM.

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