by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Hail, Antares,
big red star!
Are you related to
a red planet, Mars,
and to the red spot of Jupiter,
giving birth to
a variable red triangle of mystery?

Hail, Constellation Scorpius!
I feel your red eye still hunting me
in the warm summers,
but I'm not afraid of you.
If I become your prisoner,
I'm sure your starry venom
is delicious!

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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