HISTORICAL MOMENTS IN METEOR POETRY Astro-photo-essay-poem (cosmopoem) “A sky of stars below, A sky of stars above, He looked like an unbroken lightning Wandering among them.” -Mihai Eminescu (from “Luceafarul” - The Evening Star, Lucifer or Hyperion, 1883)- “Only up there a star separates from her sky with a golden tear.” -Lucian Blaga (from “Pasii Profetului” - The Steps of the Prophet, 1921)- I began this episode with two magnificent poetic quotes about meteors (in my English translation from Romanian), written by the Romanian national poet, Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), and the greatest Romanian poet in the 20th century, Lucian Blaga...

A CENTRAL FIREBALL Astro-photo-poem (cosmopoem) by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe On February 8, 2020, I photographed the Moon in the center of Bucharest above Saint George's New Church, founded in 1705 by Constantin Brancoveanu, ruler of Wallachia in between 1688 and 1714, creator of an architectural style (precursor of the Neo-Romanian style) and martyr of Eastern Christianity. He had a teacher of astronomy, Hrisant Nottara, who worked at the Paris Observatory for a while and became the Patriarch of Jerusalem later. Since I could not risk going to SARM's Perseid event in 2020 because of the pandemic, I revisited (as compensation)...

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As a man looking up into the sky, I see many things which the Earth Seems to pass by. As a Black Man I feel akin to the sky, for at night I see myself as we blend, the night and I. Velvet Black turning into a golden brown. When the clouds are present the Hues of the rising and setting Sun Are so profound! All of my brothers, No matter what your hue, if you look To the sky you'll find yourself reflected There too. Looking beyond the Earth What usually strikes my eye is the Pleasant gray floating...

A PANDEMIC ZORRO (Bucharest, July 27, 2020) Astro-photo-poem (cosmopoem) by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe Due to cinematography, the Californian hero Zorro became the most famous outlaw who used masks in his operations, when he stole treasures from rich people and helped poor people. In “masked” pandemic times of 2020, I decided to become his continuer in South-East Europe, but with my operational field in the sky and using a mask on the lower part of my face. I began in the end of July, when I stole a silver cloud. Then I continued to steal more golden clouds. And now, as...