by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

My Romanian mother used to
tell me a lot of tales
in which a raven
came to help the hero
to defeat the monster,
by giving him to drink
some living water.

Later, an astronomer
showed me a constellation
representing Noah's Raven,
or even a shape of Apollo.

"But this is the same raven!"
I exclaimed,
glad to find again
the good black god.

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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