Saturday, July 25, 2015

Beyond My Nights--By Dan Tharp--United States

Beyond My Nights

The smallness of the sparrow flitting...
upon the fence where it is sitting –
      is as me upon the fence I sit.

And, so I flinch to see such sights,
those visions of my days and nights...
      and I am torn upon this since I’ve lit.

To my right there lies the sun
and to the day will I succumb
      or shall I spread my wings in darkened flight?

To my left there lies the moon
adorned in her melodious tune...
      while I am torn between what’s wrong and right.

And yet I see, if I have flown
upon the dark winds having blown
      across the land to light on distant shores...

the sun will find me resting there;
the wind shall hear my every prayer
      and I will find my days beyond my nights!

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. This is a very magnificent write! You have delighted me by the filling of emotion into my soul by your wonderful poem here. I surely have enjoyed reading this grandiose piece, Great work,


  2. Dan, is so wonderful to read your poetry again. Your poems always contain the ability to move me by reaching my heart. This one with its touch of melancholy, made me misty eyed. This is special and a real joy to read. I hope to see you here again. You are missed at PFT too. Blessings and Aloha, Connie

    1. I'm still not writing much these days, Connie. This particular poem is a few years old. When I come up with something, I am sure to post it.

  3. This poem embodies a kaleidoscope of colors and a fountain of sparkling phases that paint and create magic upon the page. Emile.

    1. Thank you, Emile, for your kind words.

  4. Dan your poem is amazing. I so much enjoyed the read that tugged at my heart strings. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent once again with this well written piece.

    1. Thank you, Charlene. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  5. I like it, Dan. I like it a lot. Full of emotion. Very well-written. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (