by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

It is good to see a Shield in the sky,
ensuring protection
against any arrow
lost by the Archer,
or against any involuntary throb
of the Serpent.

It is good to see a Shield in the sky,
fighting for you against
the inimical cosmic radiations.

It is good to see another Cross in the sky,
inviting you to enjoy
its zonal nebulae.

It is good to see
a celestial Shield
carrying the fingerprints
of a terrestrial hero.

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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