Canis Major

by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

A big dog guards
the brightest star, Sirius,
as well as a little dog guards
another important star, Procyon.
(And their fellows, the hunting dogs,
are not too far from them).

"What breed are you?"
I asked Canis Major.

"You never met a dog like me,"
was his answer,
"I represent the chief
of the astral canine breed!"

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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