by Dominic Diamant

Old Jove was_agitated,
frightening the entire Milky Way.

How could Hercules dare to use
the lethal weapon to finish
a life He loved so much?

That means
the proud eagle fell just when Sagitta
disturbed His Olympic Dreams.

Jove's luck was Apollo, however, very close,
who unleashed (what a strong sound!)
his divine arrows to knock down
the devilish Cyclops to the ground.

Copyright © 2003, Dominic Diamant
Sagitta, the Arrow

Sagitta, the Arrow
by Johannes Hevelius

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Romanian poet Dominic Diamant has studied commercial marine science, philology and accounting. He was named laureate for "philosophical cosmopoetry" at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM.

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