NEW ASTROPOEMS AT TARGOVISTE ASTRO-FEST 2023 (4)
By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe
ASTROPOEMS BY VETERANS
In a constantly renewing world,
veterans are a core
because they have seen
the sky more.
(Andrei Dorian Gheorghe)
In the three cosmopoetry shows of the festival, I presented several old and new personal astropoems, epigrams for personalities in Romanian astronomy, musical-humorous astro-sketches, a comic mini-drama written with Alex Vizitiu, an astronautic poem, and a short one man show.
The great astroartist Dan Mitrut gave a concert of astro-folk music, and the student Stefan Niciev performed two mini-recitals of astro-rock music.
Old and new astropoems were read by veterans Diana Maria Ogescu, Cristian Dănescu (who recently discovered a variable star through the “survey” method), Victor Chifelea, Alec Bartos and Valentin Grigore, as well as high school students Stefan Cristache, Stefan Niciev, Erik Culescu and Ioana Iulia Ilie.
I also read poems by Andee Sherwood, Larry Jaffe and Zigmund Tauberg in an act entitled “Astropoets for World Peace”.
From all of these, for the beginning I chose to publish on the AWB blogs (after translating them into English) three new astropoems, written by veterans:
-Diana Maria Ogescu, former vice-president of SARM.
-Victor Chifelea, my first teammate in the Romanian astropoetry movement that was taken over by SARM in 1995.
-Valentin Grigore, founding president of SARM.
By Diana Maria Ogescu
From the beginning,
In the Creator's hand.
Studying its substance.
By Victor Chifelea
Prizes are awarded at the Great Council
of the mighty on Earth.
But who should be in first place?
Maybe the Titans
who fought the Gods?
who brought the end
of Leo and Hydra?
Or maybe Atlas,
on whose shoulders
rests the victorious orb to the end?
Or, yes, the fragile cleric who,
from a magical flash,
puts the arrogant Terra in order
and throws the star
to the place of honor
in the middle of the system.
EARTH AND SKY
By Valentin Grigore
If man did not exist,
what would the earth and the sky do?
The normal man is the one
who lets the sky descend in him
and offers it to those around him.
This should be something existential.
If you achieve this,
you shine like the stars. #poetry