In "A Rose in the Briar Patch," Dan Tharp blends the two historical tendencies of romance, love and a broken heart. But why should we again enter this ageless dance? Because indeed it is our dance and we will dance it again and again. This heart, the romantic heart, forgets. It must forget just so we can once again get lost, dance and yes, feel. In "Yourself" Dan says, If you see yourself/in my words...//maybe there's/a reason! This is a book of short, precise verse that gives the reader short glimpses into their own heart.