The River of Bees by W. S. Merwin

An exceptionally fine videopoem by Nicole Prowell.

Shot at Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport/Stratford, CT March 2010. Music by Harold Budd and Brian Eno.

Filmed on the Sony EX3, 1080 24p.


  1. Reply
    Bluegrass Poet 8 April, 2010

    Why was this place abandoned?

    • Reply
      Dave Bonta 8 April, 2010

      Good question. I like the broad-daylight mystery of it.

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    np 12 April, 2010

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks so much for posting my video to your site! It’s an honor. There’s some really fantastic work on here!

    I updated the video’s information with a statement about the location, for those of you who asked. So glad you liked it!

    Best wishes,

    • Reply
      Dave Bonta 12 April, 2010

      Wow, Nicole — what a story! All that damage from one careless cigarette. The mind boggles.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

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