For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (178): Inertia of Inertia (24)

Aug 04
By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (text and photos) and Florin Alexandru Stancu (design)

THE HOUSE OF THE CONJUNCTION
Astro-photo-poem (cosmopoem) by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

On June 24, 2020,
I photographed again the prolonged closeness
between Saturn and Jupiter
before being swallowed by a tree,
and I remembered a house
made in the beginning of the 20th century,
bypassed by the demolitions
of the former dictatorial regime
and placed at the foot of the Basarab Passage,
which I revisited on July 4, 2020.

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This anonymous house looks modest,
but has a few similar sculptures on the façade,
which initially made me think
of a famous stellar tandem, Mizar and Alcor,
and of the double stars.

But soon I became more realistic for that time,
thinking that the sculptor
rather wanted to reproduce
a conjunction between two heavenly bodies
(usually a planet and a star, or two planets).

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Visual binaries? Oh, not Polaris or Capella!
Optical doubles? Oh, not Alpha Capricorni!
I remain with Saturn and Jupiter,
A closeness… closer to me!

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