Corona Borealis

by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

I know you were once Ariadne's crown,
but now your diamonds are stars,
and you are so beautiful
that no man deserves you
only for him.

I heard you have a far sister
named Corona Australis.

So let me think, Corona Borealis,
both of you have been put in the sky
for emperors, kings, or presidents
to understand there is another Sovereign
greater than all of them,
who has wanted to crown the Earth.

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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