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Tribute to Bob Eklund

By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe posted 09-15-2021 11:54

  

TRIBUTE TO BOB EKLUND (1998-2021)

Astro-photo-poem by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design)

(Author’s note: I took the pictures below in August 2021)

 

As an astro-haiku expert,

he founded the Astropoetry Blog

when he was 82 years old,

becoming a world leader in astropoetry.

 

I remember with much pleasure

our dialogues by email

for the good of astropoetry.

 

I was convinced he was immortal.

 

That's why when I walk through the solar system  

with my own rocket

I'm sure I'll find him

in a sunspot,

or in a lunar crater,

or even in Jupiter’s red spot

just writing a new astro-haiku.

  



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09-15-2021 14:05

This is a lovely tribute, Andrei. Bob believed in the power of poetry and will remain in the hearts of many throughout time. Thank you for sharing your poem for all.