by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

"Menelaos," said Canopus,
we have conquered Troy,
but now I must leave you.
I shall go on my way to the sky,
to found a golden realm."

What do we wait for, Argonauts?
Let's take this wonderful star
with our cosmic ship
to lighten its Keel!

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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