by Mircea Alexandru Popa

In the nooks of the darkness
somebody has prepared a trap
the people's hopes
hardly flicker
like some fragile stars
hung by an insectarium

beyond the dreams
it raises splitting the darkness

the Bird of Paradise

Copyright © 2003, Mircea Alexandru Popa

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Romanian economist and author of books of poetry and drama, Mircea Alexandru Popa was named Laureate for "Nocturnal Meditations" at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM.

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