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

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Friday, 26 September 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY DANNY BEST, FLORIDA, U.S.A.

most memories tend to birth themselves
from within the natural realms
of our everyday lives

routinely prompted
by some evidential experience
but…more often than not
by just about any other little thing

like a rise…or a fall
in the ambient temperature of a
quavering…translucent
liquid…summer…sunrise

that we...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 25 September 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

POEM AND PHOTO BY PAUL MORGAN, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

Aware that summer’s change to fall is no eye-blink,
We still compute that exact balance point we think
Evens out, if only for that instant, our day/night.

Garden dwellers know such moments in ways more profound,
While I find joy enough, savoring this pre-equinoctial sundown,
Its evening glow...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

These images from Valentin Grigore’s meteor collection 2014 represent:

two meteors (separated in time by only 6 minutes) next to the Pleiades and the Hyades, caught at Blaga’s Rivulet (Brook). Mount Cindrel, in 4 August, and identified by Valentin Grigore as two possible Southern Delta Aquariids.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 17 September 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

These are sequences taken by Valentin Grigore during SARM’s Perseid astronomical camp...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

Valentin Grigore imagined the 22nd edition of SARM’s Perseid Event in two parts:

21 July - 5 August in the Meridional Carpathians, Transylvania province (a mountain camp including a traditional astronomical summer school)

10 August - 20 August around...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 02 September 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

If in the past we made large astro-photo-poetical-chronicles on events organized by the International Astronomical Union and the International Meteor Organization, this time we try a mini…astro-photo-poetical-chronicle about the 8th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (with 37 participating countries), hosted in the first part of August 2014 by Romania (that...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Friday, 22 August 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTO BY VALENTIN GRIGORE, POEM BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

Every nation has its own heroes.

In 2014 Romania commemorates 300 years since the sacrifice of Constantin Brancoveanu (“voievode” and “domnitor” of Wallachia or the Romanian Land, 1688-1714), who was killed together with his four sons at Istanbul by an Ottoman sultan because they refused to change their belief from...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 21 August 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

Harley White (August 20, 2014)

Before the Big Bang ~ Credit Image ~ courtesy of Perimeter Institute

What sparked the Big Bang?
Should we give a dang
how the experts debate
as to what might predate
it or seemed to exist?
Speaking for me,
personally,
I cannot...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 18 August 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

These two works come to complete the image of the astronomical camp for children, Astro & Photo 2014, led by Valentin Grigore and organized by the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) in Runcu, Romania (July 2014).

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 14 August 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE

In July 2014 I visited a few countries in the Balkan Peninsula, and the images I selected for this episode contain:

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 12 August 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY HARLEY WHITE

Image – The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a cosmic moment of two merging cluster galaxies connected by a bright blue string of young stars.

In a Hubble bubble there’s a pearly gate of blue
bridging ancient galaxies in stunning stellar view.
There we see the sky decked...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 11 August 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

(Grades 1–6)

First Place:

THIS POEM IS ABOUT THE MOON
By Anaya Agarwal, Ghaziabad, India

This poem is about the moon,
It is going to end soon.
The moon comes in the night,It does not have its own light.
The first man to go there was Neil Armstrong
Well, really am I wrong?
Now you know all about the moon...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 11 August 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

(Grades 7–12)

First Place:

COSMOPOETS
By Elizabeth Gutierrez, Ingleside, Illinois, USA

I am the Cosmos
The poem is about myself
Its poet is me.

The Cosmos is you
A poem about you all
You are the poet.

Cosmos within us
The poem we seek to write
The poets are we.

...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 11 August 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

Adult Category

First Place:

CHILDREN FORM AN ORRERY, AND ALL THE PLANETS COLLIDE
By Christine Rueter, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA

A frenzied kid
skirts the Sun
and giggles

while somewhere in the middle
giants drag along their cliques.

On the outskirts
Pluto and friends
grow bored

each...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Friday, 08 August 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTOS BY VALENTIN GRIGORE, POEMS BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE

We’ve decided a special final episode on the SARM expedition 2014 to the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) in La Palma, not before thanking Bob Eklund for his encouragement to make this series, and Alexandru Sebastian Grigore for the design through which he harmonized our works.

This episode includes two astro-photo-tipurituras and two astro-haigas dedicated...