Prologue: Hypothesis

The grandmother of the Universe
sitting in her castle
behind the sky
is knitting clouds.
Then she throws them away
through the window.

Sons of the abysses
are picking stars
from the bottom of the seas.
Then they trade them
in the intergalactic markets.

Famous astronomers
try to explain
the cosmology of matter.
In the meantime
a child
from another state of existence
is keeping in his hands
the whole Universe,
as if it were a toy.

-Andrei Dorian Gheorghe-

Andrei Dorian Gheorghe's note:

Composed in 1981, first published in 1993 and recited in 1995 at the national astronomical colloquium of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM, this poem became the official prologue for the Cosmopoetry Festival of SARM (first edition in 1996).
Afterwards "Hypothesis" was quoted in New Hope International Review On-Line, received a "mention" at the "Europoesie 2001" contest in France, and was re-published in Star*Line (the Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, U.S.A.), Dialogue Through Poetry 2002 (a program of the United Nations Society of Writers), Page 84 (an avant-garde magazine in U.K.), etc.

The combination above, between Andrei Dorian Gheorghe's poem and Mircea Muresanu's artwork, was first published in my English anthology Spaceman Sazartinus' Diary - "Science Fiction", "Astro" and "Fantasy" Cosmopoems (Polidor Publishing House, Bucharest 1995).