Rau Cartuar ( - 1944) was a Bessarabian writer, poet and occultist.
He is perhaps most well known for exploring themes such as religion, the occult and the folly of man. He is also regarded as one of the pioneers of modern Krimean thought.
Travelling man, how strange you look:
How weary, wise, yet fresh!
You seem to walk this soil unburdened,
but heavy is your beard,
your skin so dully painted.
What secrets hide within you?
What thresholds have you passed?