Friday, 15 November 2013


Photograph © 1997 Valentin Grigore.

Valentin Grigore who granted me permission to use his photograph is the founder of SARM (Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy). Their 2008 project was an Intercontinental Astro-ecological Verse Tournament celebrating the centenary of the first Romanian astronomical society.

The rules were to compose one-line astropoems with maximum 20 syllables, adorned by celestial images as ecologic arguments.

My own contribution was
Hale Bopp's tail hovers another crop of early potatoes

Composed: Gee Cross, 4th August 2008


2008 Cosmopoetry (Internet)
2008 Ackworth born, gone West (Internet)

Republished as a contribution to Skywatch Friday.


  1. vincent van gogh paints
    crows in the cornfield
    the postman brings news
    on his bicycle