Libra

by Dan Mitrut


There is no mind to understand
the worlds piled up
on a copper balance.
At dawn, the blue dream inclines
towards the Apex.

There is no word to tell about
he who coordinates the stars' beauty.

The story of a map is written on the sand
by the eyes of the fingers.

In the land of the balance,
I can recognize the immortal membrane
of the verse.


Copyright © 2003, Dan Mitrut

Libra, the Scales

Libra, the Scales
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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