Hercules (The Star Globe)

by Zigmund Tauberg

If you watch the constellation Hercules
through a strong telescope,
you can see a giant starry ball,
hundreds of thousands of stars together.
A globe of stars, and,
if our planetary system
would be placed among them,
we would know nothing
about the darkness.
It would always be a full day,
a light curtain,
a sky like a starry wall paper.
And, beyond the stars,
our look couldn't penetrate.
We would see nothing,
and our Universe would be littler.

But we look remotely at this starry system
that is extremely dense,
next to us only one sun radiates,
and our Universe... is immense!

Copyright © 2003, Zigmund Tauberg

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Zigmund Tauberg teaches mathematics in Romania. A popularizer of astronomy, he was named laureate for "pedagogical astropoetry" at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM

Previous | Constellation Index | Next

Home | Astropoetica | SARM | Links | Contact