Adryan Barnathan

Participation Mystique - Poem by Adryan Barnathan

Born from a language
too pure to survive sound
her name ''permeates''
patience and grace
emerging out of clear
cool waterbeds
she rises
bathed in the glow
of the rivers light-
black eyes
sharpening the air
makes even cicadas
fall silent
against motions of energy
that test strength and resilience
while enduring
the most turbulent storms
she ''lets go'' of
what does not work
the ''voice within''
to steer
giving the river
what ''it'' needs
to run smoothly

Comments about Participation Mystique by Adryan Barnathan

  • (1/28/2005 8:42:00 PM)

    Beautiful, Adrienne, just beautiful....
    Theodora Onken
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  • (1/27/2005 5:04:00 AM)

    This definitely works. Stands out like a lily in the reeds. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2005 1:36:00 AM)

    This is excellent, Adrienne.
    Got a message in the inbox for you.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 27, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, April 26, 2010

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