International Astropoetic Dialogues (3)

by Galina Ryabova and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

A Haiku Absolutely Wrong
from Celestial Mechanical
Point of View

by Galina Ryabova

Old Year, New Year...
But the Sun and the Moon
walking the same ways

Copyright © 2004, Galina Ryabova

Photograph of sunlight on snow, by Calin Niculae

Copyright © 2004, Calin Niculae

Satellitic Myths

by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

You were born on Earth,
and Earthly myths say
the Sun
follows the Moon
to give her
more love.

I was born on Mars,
and Martian myths say
Phobos and Deimos
follow the Sun
to take from him
more light.

Copyright © 2004, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Dr. Galina Ryabova is a professional astronomer at the Research Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of the Tomsk State University in Siberia, Russia, and has a preference for the Geminid Meteor Shower. She has participated at events organized by the International Astronomical Union and International Meteor Organization

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 1997-2004, 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. More of this poet's work may be found in the SARM Golden Astropoetic Gallery.

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