Wednesday, May 6, 2015

…Bees in the Meadow--By Dan Tharp--United States

…Bees in the Meadow

Keep running.
There are bees in the meadow…

Search out the citrus grove that you
may know her intimacy, her refuge, her resistance
seeking asylum from the pursuit.


The darkness stings; surrounds me
in the midst of obscurity
as her branches reach out hospitably
to impede my progress and
that of the ensuing swarm.


In that moment when insanity
would surpass the senses;
when intellect seems to be a
distant lover whose affections (now listless)
are the arms no longer capable of a warm embrace,

all you can do is lie down; shiver in the night and
hum until you can no longer hear their song.

Dan Tharp is the author of four books of poetry, 3 of which are in chapbook form... Side by Side, Yielding Desire to Fate, A Season Made for Wondering and A Rose in the Briar Patch. Dan resides in Southern California.


  1. Great play on words here. An intriguing slide...

    Very much enjoyed, Dan.

  2. Very intriguing, indeed! Clever! Sheri

  3. I concur with Michael and Sheri, Dan....very intriguing and enjoyable. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. wow a very graphic description of insanity...the bees are a great metaphor for the sense of being driven and the fear of the pain.