The Morning Star(Hyperion) - Eminescu Primavera de Libro
I am so proud to be part of this Spanish annual collaboration again!
This year our inspiration was found in the books.
I choose the longest love poem ever – “The Morning Star”(Hyperion), the greatest romanian poet Mihai Eminescu´s poem.
The “Evening Star” (“Luceafarul”) by Mihai Eminescu, a 98 stanzas long poem about the impossible love between immortal Evening Star and a beautiful mortal princess sets the world record for the Longest Love Poem.
The Legend of the Evening Star (“Luceafarul”) is a story about a young princess who prayed to the evening star each night. The evening star falls in love with her and is willing to give up his immortality, but realizes that the pure love he has for the young girl cannot be sustained in the mortal world.
The poem can be simply described (for the today’s YouTube generation…) as a combination between “Gone with the Wind” (it is a romantic drama), “Star Trek” (it contains science fiction entertainment) and “Love Story” (the poem is one of the most romantic poems and it also ends in a drama)-all together, which means it is a romantic poem but also a third millennium modern poem.
The 100+ yrs old linden tree from the “Copou Park” of Iasi where the poet Mihai Eminescu use to get his inspiration, also known as “The Lovers Tree” has become a favorite destination for true romantic lovers from around the world.
Tourists from all the world-as far as Japan or Brazil- are coming here and kissing nearby the tree-which is supposed to bring good luck in love.
NASA named after “Eminescu” an impact crater from Mercury. “The crater was named in honor of Mihai Eminescu, an accomplished and influential poet who is still considered the national poet of Romania.”
Poet Mihai Eminescu was also declared ‘UNESCO-Year-2000-Poet-Of-The-Year’.
-- Catalina Anghel