by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

I never saw such a nice dragon.
Your skin is adorned by small stars.

I never saw such a tenacious fighter.
Hercules defeated you,
but your followers
have remained in many tales,
and one of them was even... Dracula!

I never saw such a honest guardian.
You protected the Hesperides' Garden,
and now are keeping
the two chariots of our sky aspirations
no to be lost in space.

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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