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

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

 

Bravely, Capella
Shines through the gathering clouds
Of winter’s first storm.

Capella is the brightest star in the fall-winter constellation Auriga, the Charioteer.  The name “Capella” means “little she-goat” in Latin.  At magnitude 0.2, it is one of the few stars bright enough to be easily seen in...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

by Harley White

Image ~ Vincent van Gogh – The Starry Night – 1889

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

A thousand full Moons
Swim in the drops of dew
On my parked car’s roof.

I went out to my parked car late one evening, when the Moon was full.  There was a heavy dew, forming...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 19 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY ANDREI DORIAN GHEORGHE AND VALENTIN GRIGORE

The two towers (an old one in Targoviste and a new one in Bucharest) metaphorically signify the two eras of astronomical poetry (the highest sentimental attitude of the people to the Cosmos):

-when, from antiquity...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Friday, 14 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

With this image taken at the Priseaca Lake near Targoviste on a clear evening, Valentin Grigore (photographer), Florin Alexandru Stancu (web master and designer), Alexandru Sebastian Grigore (secretary) and Andrei Dorian Gheorghe (cosmopoet) invite you to visit 4 other projects about Earth, Sky and deeds of people:

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Monday, 10 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

In far-away space where there is no “there” there,
Far away over the sky,
P
acked in spacecraft Rosetta, with exquisite care,
Probe Philae is ready to fly.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Friday, 07 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

 

Valentin Grigore took these images in 3 and 4 October 2014 in the Danube Delta, which is a wonder of nature and the most beautiful place of this kind in Europe.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

by Harley White

Image ~ Artist’s conception of a nova with a stream of matter being drawn from the donor star (right) to the compact white dwarf (left).
© David A. Hardy / http://astroart.org/

Here’s a starry poem one might call ekphrastic
about...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

Photos by Valentin Grigore, Poems by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, Design by Alexandru Sebastian Grigore

These 3 Sky Sequences were taken in Romania as follows:

The Moon and Venus on Mount Cindrel (2014.07.24).

A conjunction, Venus and Jupiter, at the Priseaca Lake (2014.08.18).

...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY HARLEY WHITE

Image courtesy of NASA: Artist’s conception of a protoplanetary disk.

‘Water’ seems a fitting title
of this rhyme on something vital
for the beings we take care of
and the others we’re aware of.

Life on Earth depends on water,
whether human or sea otter,
fish or...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

Photo by Valentin Grigore, Poem by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, DESIGN BY ALEXANDRU SEBASTIAN GRIGORE

This urban astrohaiga with an image including the Super-Moon over Targoviste (former Capital of the Romanian Land) was taken by Valentin Grigore in 10 August 2014 and represents an invitation to visit a few new cosmopoetry projects on astrotourism, made by Dan Uza, Valentin Grigore, Florin Alexandru Stancu (web designer...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 09 October 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

PHOTO BY PAUL MORGAN, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. - HAIKU BY BOB EKLUND, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

How bright the full moon!
Coming out of her eclipse,
Unhurt by shadow.

Photo of October 8, 2014 total lunar eclipse taken with Canon EOS T2i camera.

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Tuesday, 07 October 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

BY SHREYAS GOKHALE, JABALPUR, INDIA

Every month on my horizon, I welcome new friends.
We meet, we talk, I watch them go and seek who now ascends.

In January when it's frosty chill, the pale Pollux comes out
with cold Castor, I watch them from my fireplace window, route.

Comes in the February, the springing spring, the Regulus in the sky,
With gleaming bright, it makes my eves so cursorily...

Posted By Andrew Fazekas on Thursday, 02 October 2014. Posted in Astropoetry Blog

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

Unable to decide
If it were yet
Time for the year to turn
To summer-set,

The Sky and Ocean held
A tête-à-tête
Off the horizon where
They always met.

Old Ocean dragged his heels
And threw his weight,
To put off changes till
A later...

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...