by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

It is hard for a painter to paint women:
he knows his creations
cannot be as beautiful as the models.

It is hard for a painter to paint life:
he knows the people consider him
a strange character.

But it is easy for a painter to paint stars:
he knows he has a country up there,
a constellation in the southern hemisphere.

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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