Ursa Minor

by Eliza Trandafir

Polaris sends a friendly sign to me.
I smile, and hold out my hand to it.
I touch it, catch myself at a wheel
of the Little Chariot,

and rove through the Universe,
dreaming about the stars.

Copyright © 2003, Eliza Trandafir

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Eliza Trandafir is a Romanian physics student and assistant at the "Admiral Vasile Urseanu" Observatory in Bucharest. She is one of the young talents of the astroartistic movement of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM.

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