Biography of Ben Gieske
I live in Bowling Green, Kentucky. As a former teacher, preacher, program director and grant writer, words have always occupied my time and efforts. I find poetry a challenge providing needed brain activity, enjoyment, and satisfaction. I hope to add to someone else's enjoyment as well. Some of my poems were published in Words Words Words; moonset THE NEWSPAPER, and HaikuWorld. Others will be published in foam: e, poetic hours, Pink Chameleon, Language and Culture, and The Tangled Web.
Ben Gieske Poems
“nude Descending A Staircase”
____nothing glamorous, a lady _____ walking down the stairs
- - - - In Awe Of Blue
This morning the sun spattered the world with blue Skies and from their resting places the winds blew In reply. Now around us we see blue jays,
- Each Day A Rising Sun (Sestina)
Ev’ry morning we glory to see the sun breakfast the day with its yolk of golden ways when birds are happiest to sing their songs. What is new is sure to get our welcome
- Leaves (Thread)
under the dogwood leaves cover a cat’s grave
- Lonely Walk Home
(painting by Dennis Sheehan) As the sun silently slips behind a clump of trees, saying goodbye to its day-long spent energy
A Mouse (Haiku)
moon shadow the little gray mouse edges toward the cheese
*****2 Haiku (Fog & School)
over the hill a river of fog flooding the valley
A Falling Leaf
A FALLING LEAF In the multitude between the cacophonies
- The Sunshine Of My Life (Etheree)
you sunshine to my face your warmth I feel
- Harvest Moon (Kukai Section)
the first streams of nights melody harvest moon
- - - Yell - O! (Ghazal)
Not much comes to mind now as I think of something yellow Except that Beetle Song that happens to mention yellow. I do not care to cite a certain bird I know by name
- Longer Days/New Neighbor (Haiku, Senry...
longer days - catching more morning melodies
- On The Road, Kingfisher, Weekend Plan...
on the road pictures without words mile after mile
the clouds ................dark in the horizon ..............................prepare for departure
In Her Office
He slips into her office and
settles in a chair comfortably
while she cuddles the phone to her ear attentively.
Moments of revery - What kind of person could she be?
candy dish, dictionary, zip code book, letters ready to be mailed,
stapler, paper clips, note pad, files opened and empty spaces arranged across her desk