Friday, November 18, 2016

Skipping Stones--By Dan Tharp--United States ripples made
when a flat stone
is thrown on calm waters...

is as the moment when
you trickled across my essence;

my memory floats
as a skipping stone
wades the shallows
of the surface testing
the temperature of your waters

before it sinks to your depths.


Along the surface
a stillness rises with no evidence of

my passing.

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. Dear Dan,
    Thank you for your tender poem. Within it I'm reminded of a pond in the woods of my native central Illinois home. It was a special place for me.

  2. Dan,

    Thank you for your poem, filled with rich imagery and tender thoughts. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (