by Valentin Grigore

Cross or Swan?

A part of the Summer Triangle:
Vega, Deneb, Altair.

The cosmic triangle --
a sky eye that pours
meteoric tears of light on Earth
every August ...

Because the Northern Cross
can be hardly carried
up on the Slaves' Road
from the cold realms
of human indifference.

Let's transform our souls
into a gentle flight of swan
migrating on the Way of Light ...

Copyright © 2003, Valentin Grigore

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Valentin Grigore is the founder and president of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy - SARM. A meteor observer and photographer, he has organized a number of astronomical events, including EuRoEclipse Perseids 99-Romania, with participants from four continents.

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