Adryan Barnathan

Adryan Barnathan Poems

Your name still echoes
in stars-
gems, cool against
inky blackness

The power of the world
always works in circles.
The sky is round,
and I have heard

What can I say
to erase the wilt
I cause within
your heart

Do not believe
because you read it in a book
Do not believe
because you saw it on television

If age is a state of mind-
my mind
is in a terrible state

seemingly dancing
on blank snow,
flecks illuminate light
generating warmth

Man with a crab claw
baby with a snout
no more butterflies
G.M.engineered them out

We are a circle
where we roam
near or far
it is our home

Thoughts come
without warning

All wise men, within this world
need not say, a single word
because they, are like you and me

I never imagined
what a strong
influence you could have
over my entire life,

Armageddon, Armageddon
....I'm a getting outta here!

I've had enough
I've come undone
now every little thing's become
a trouble to attend to

Trust in your country
like you trust in SPAM

She breaks with tradition
with a heart at ease,
one with herself.


The people I love
take me home...
I want to love you
on my way home...

Where did all the hippies go
to a Bohemian retirement home
where they play the
''Grateful Dead''

Our hearts are in the kitchen
we talk with our hands
we yell down from our windows
we laugh even louder


that magic smell of
burnt wood
hangs over the antiseptic snow
as we walk and pull our sleds

To draw a line

Adryan Barnathan Biography

I heard myself asking you, ''What is this special magic you weave Adrienne''? And you replied ''It is US, that's the magic'')

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* David

Your name still echoes
in stars-
gems, cool against
inky blackness
where space looks at earth
and earth peers back at me
inside your binary planets
blue as frost, melting me
to an overture of mossy sodden
stones, drenched
in tune to our winter stream
while hickory breaths
steal away our silence
filling lungs deep into
our hearts
merging warmth
as we break our
stony crosses
and love so wholly
in the freshness of
our youth.

(For D.H., Wilkinsonville, Mass.; ''Qualm'')

Copyright ©2004

Adryan Barnathan Comments

Robert Rorabeck 17 November 2004

Adrienne: I just read close to 40 of your poems- i loved many of them and left a lot of comments- i really appreciate your comments on my own stuff- its pretty cool to have someone living in australia read your stuff. Your poems are great- many created new images and senses for me, which is the very most i can get from poetry. i hope you keep writing madly. sincerely, rob

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Theodora Onken 15 September 2005

Great stuff as usuaual! You don't seem to be writing as much as you once did. Hope that it is not the dreaded writer block...I love your work! Theodora Onken

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earyt etr 02 June 2005

I would like to thank you, Addrienne, for writing here. I have learned new things from your poetry. I am deeply amazed at the depth of your poetry, and even now am striving to acheive it with my own poetry. I have but one question, at least one answerable one, anyway. How do you get the Copyright on your poems? I would like to know, if you will please message me. Thank you! !

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Amberlee Carter 25 March 2005

Adrienne Barnathan writes poetry as it should be, raw, charged and packed with imagery to move the human heart. By far one of the best poets on Poem Hunter.

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Darrell Rohling 27 November 2004

Adrienne, I just read three of your poems for the first time. Very cool! I felt nostalgia rise in me as I did, in the simple sublimity of the images you create. I look forward to reading more...thanks. Darrell

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Lenchen Elf 27 November 2004

Hello Adrienne I've just come to explore your work, I love the diversity and expressiveness, very enjoyable indeed. all the best L

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