by Zigmund Tauberg

When the autumn rules,
a proud and powerful hunter
appears brightening at horizon,
in the northern sky,

with fire glow worms at his eyes
and a belt at his waist,
adorned by three flowers
glittering through living colours.

Veneration to you, proud hunter,
for you come to us with flowers and glow worms
when they die on Earth,
and, in the spring, you retire discreet,
when their time comes back again.

Copyright © 2001, Zigmund Tauberg

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~
~ first English version published in Romanian Contemporary Astropoetry 2000 ~

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

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