by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Perhaps you were Rebecca's camel
running like a leopard to Isaac,
but in the sky you are
an incredible natural creature,
a giraffe (!) surrounded
by a hero named Perseus,
a little bear, a charioteer, and a tiger.

And any mythical animal
seems to be truer than you are,
Dear Camelopardalis!

Copyright © 2003, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Andrei Dorian Gheorghe is the founder and director of the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM. He is the editor of over 30 slim English anthologies of Romanian and international astropoetry, and is the author of original astropoetry performances presented at the International Meteor Organization Conferences 1997-2002, the Leonid MAC Workshop of NASA (Tel Aviv, 2000), and the European Convention of Science Fiction - Romania 2001. In 2003, he initiated the Meteor Contemporary Poetry Project for the IMO.

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