BY VALENTIN GRIGORE AND ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE The image above, taken on a street in Bucharest, represents the prologue of the first series of the Astrotourism projects planed by SARM (Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy) in 2014. So, Valentin Grigore (president of SARM), Dan Uza, Gelu Claudiu Radu, Gabriel Ivanescu, Alexandru Sebastian Grigore (secretary, special effects), Florin Alexandru Stancu (web master and designer) and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (coordinator) invite you to visit: IN THE WORLD OF GEBELEIZIS http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/gebeleizisworld/ JOURNEY TO THE DELPHIC CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/delphiccentre/ FROM TARTARIA TABLETS TO SUN CROSSES http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/tartariasuncross/ PLANET VENUS OVER IGOUMENITSA http://www.cosmopoetry.ro/venusigoumenitsa/...

BY JANE GABRIELA, TANGERANG, INDONESIA Silent, dark and huge looking at the silent night looking at the stars looking at the half moon There’s shadow on my face Keep silent I face this life There’s only hope to make me strong Oh world What does it mean? It’s so nice in my eyes but I don’t know the reality I just wonder call me wonderrer This poem won an Honorable Mention in the 2013 AWB GAM2013 Astropoetry Contest, Young Adult Division. Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a...

BY EDITH LOVEJOY PIERCE Countryless, You are at home in the Pleiades. “Peace,” you murmur, Your eyes on Arcturus. Your hands wander absently Among the man-made evils here below. War is but an artificial shadow Against your sightless palms. Starshine has painted with light The clear lens of your face. Karel Hujer (1902-1988) was a Czech-born astronomer and educator who spent his career in the United States. For more about him see: http://www.chara.gsu.edu/CHARA/Hujer/KarelHujer.html Comments You need JavaScript to be able to post comments You need to be logged in to leave a comment Click Here to Login

BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. PLEIADES PHOTO BY NASA, ESA and AURA/Caltech Was it a foggy night? I don’t remember, out here Among the Pleiades laughing. When I wrote this poem, I had the good fortune to live on a hilltop in the Hollywood Hills. One night, driving up into the hills through dense, low-lying fog, I suddenly burst out into brilliant starlight—with all of the city’s light pollution trapped in the fog below me. Bob Eklund From “FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT: AN EXPLORATION OF WONDER,” by Robert L. Eklund. Copyright 2007 by Robert L. Eklund. Comments...

BY ERASMUS DARWIN (ENGLAND, 1791) WITH PUBLIC-DOMAIN PICTURE OF ERASMUS DARWIN When Love Divine, with brooding wings unfurl’d, Called from the rude abyss the living World, ‘Let there be light!,’ proclaimed the Almighty Lord, Astonished Chaos heard the potent word; Through all his realms the kindling ether runs And the mass starts into a million Suns. Earths round each Sun with quick explosions burst, And second Planets issue from the first; Bend as they journey with projectile force, In bright ellipses their reluctant course; Orbs wheel in orbs, round centres centres roll, And form, self-balanced, one revolving whole Onward...