Lacerta

by Dan Mitrut


Mama ma legana
intr-o piele vrajita de smarald
murmurand doine
de planetara nebula.

Azi nu-mi mai amintesc
decat adierea stelelor din Rai
si ca ea a plecat ...
Zeita Soparla.


Copyright © 2003, Dan Mitrut

Lacerta, the Lizard

Lacerta
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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