by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

There is a splendid resultant
of the terrestrial rivers,
in which people can float
on the boats of fantasy.

There is a wonderful star
that marks the end
of the Celestial River,
and its name is Achernar.

The end? Or Eridanus' passing
into other dimension?

Copyright © 2003, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe
Eridanus, the River

Eridanus, the River
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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