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Welcome to the AWB AstroPoetry Blog, where we feature contributions from astropoets around the world.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 29 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY HARLEY WHITE

Is it a butterfly out in the blue,
poised in its daintily delicate flight—
nebula N G C six three oh two—
offering rhymers a poem to write?
 
In our galaxy, that is the Way Milky,
with structure bipolar in particular,
appear those elongated wings so silky,
from the...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Saturday, 24 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTOS BY VALENTIN GRIGORE, POEMS BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

Terry Lovejoy seems to be a predestined name.

“His” new comet (the 5th!), C/2014 Q2, was gladly photographed by Valentin Grigore near the Priseaca Lake (Dambovita County) in January 2015.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Saturday, 24 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTOS BY VALENTIN GRIGORE, POEMS BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

These three images (a lunar halo, a sunset from the Voievods Hill, and Mercury close to Venus) were taken by Valentin Grigore in the Targoviste area, and open a new series by the Romanian Society for Meteors...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Saturday, 24 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE (DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE)

The first work, with a picture taken from a ship on the Danube River (with the sunset near the city of Braila), represents a metaphoric...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Saturday, 24 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ERROL RICKMAN, JAMAICA

We waited and waited as the years passed us by
To see a bright comet, as it passed through the sky.
McNaught, a beautiful sight but too far south,
Seen by the Aussies but for us it never panned out.
Then came Siding Spring by the Aussies again:
It moved by the horizon, which for us was a...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Saturday, 24 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY THOR DOCKWEILER, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

Emerald Comet Lovejoy!
Surprise from Lepus,
Orion's rabbit-shoed feet!
 
Q2!
Green fuzzball of Eridanus,
Escaping Orion's Hunting Bow!
 
Emerald Comet Holmes!
Green orbed crystal ball!

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

By Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (design by Alexandru Sebastian Grigore)

These two works, marking the main source of natural light (the SUN!) in the last day of 2014 (before the International Year of Light), were made in Bucharest near the Dambovita River and in the Youth Park.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 19 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY HARLEY WHITE

Under inexorable gravity’s pull,
galaxies often move toward one another.
Closer and closer they come to each other,
till astronomic smashups happen in full.
 
For no less than two of them, possibly three,
such a scenario has been predicted,
as computer simulations depicted

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Saturday, 10 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY SUE COUCH, LONDON, U.K.

We earthbound look up and wave at the light
With moments to ponder your circling flight.
Observing while floating from gravity free,
Humanity hungers to see what you see.
Imagining life in a box in the sky as
Mechanical, stressful, robotic and dry
Till music rains down from your orbit afar
...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 06 January 2015. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTO VALENTIN GRIGORE, HAIKU BY BOB EKLUND

As a new-born star
That is learning to convert
Its matter to waves.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 31 December 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE AND VALENTIN GRIGORE (DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE)

Through these haiga (taken at the Priseaca Lake near Targoviste and from the Basarab Bridge in Bucharest) we invite you to visit three celestial-aquatic projects made by SARM:

More Than A Folkloric Eclipse

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 29 December 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

In each galaxy,
A trillion new wonders wait…
Joy to all the worlds!

 

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the galaxy IC 335 in...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 22 December 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

Hearing things tonight:
At the back of the north wind
Something is coming!

Behind the north wind
All the stars are trembling—
Even Polaris.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 22 December 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE

“Even if things have a given measure, / it is known that their shadow depends on the Sun.” (Zigmund Tauberg)

“Who am really I? / Maybe a comet crumbled near the Sun…” (Tit Tihon)

“Just our / somnambulistic dreams / touch the...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 22 December 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE AND VALENTIN GRIGORE (DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE)

The two imagines represent a sunrise in Bucharest (New Times Bridge over the Dambovita River) and a (-5) Gemind fireball taken at Cote 1000, Sinaia, Meridional Carpathians (where Valentin Grigore organized a mini-camp for the observation of...