Coma Berenices

by Dan Mitrut

Snowdrifts of stars,
snowfalls of orphan galaxies
in your former yellow hair.

The placenta of the monster Chronos
imagines wonders.

The skin of space caresses
forgotten drawings
and stories about the heroes
come from nowhere,
Grandmother Berenice!

Copyright © 2003, Dan Mitrut

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Romanian lawyer and poet Dan Mitrut is the author of numerous works of astronomical poetry, folk music, photography, graphics, sculpture, and drama. A meteor observer included in the International Meteor Organization Data Base, he is a multiple laureate for the astronomical arts at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM. He serves as the technical vice president of SARM and has authored original astro-folk music recitals performed at the EuRoEclipse Perseids 99 (Romania) and the IMO Conference 2000 (Romania).

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