Andromeda of Snow

by Dan Mitrut

"Grandfather, look, it's snowing!"
Flakes, prayers of sun,
tell about the tears
from one ice flower to another one.

"Grandfather, look, there are
step traces in the snow!
Where are they going?"

The old man remembered
the snow from the genesis.
He liberated a tear
to the galaxy rising unseen
and another tear to Leda,
and smiled torpid to the living sky --

another man going to Andromeda.

Copyright © 2003, Dan Mitrut

~ 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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