Canis Major (The Timeless Dog)

by Adrian Sima

My dog is gnawed at elbows,
and gnaws at time
(sweeping from one star to another one),
until he touches my bones
harnessed to the past.

"What are you looking for?" I asked him.

"The second with a taste of flesh
in the sky with galactic years.
It should be one,
at least one must exist!"
he answered me
between his bright eye-teeth
like two young suns.

Copyright © 2003, Adrian Sima

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Adrian Sima is a Romanian student in physics and popularizer of astronomy. He was named youth laureate for astropoetry at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM, and laureate of an international poetry festival in the Moldavian Republic.

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