by Dan Mitrut

A blind throb of sidereal fire,
my mouth is full of whistling tongues.

I have opened a star eye
to Hercules
in the venom of creation,

a song of shining serpent.

Copyright © 2003, Dan Mitrut

Serpens Caput, the Head of the Serpent

by Ignace-Gaston Pardies

~ 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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