Ben Gieske


Ben Gieske Poems

1. This Thought 3/15/2007
2. To The Zoo 3/30/2007
3. Winter (Tonka) 5/3/2007
4. Traces Of Faces 5/26/2007
5. Theresa Moore (Clerihews With Anagrams) 2/18/2008
6. This Day What Future Will It Bring (Kyrielle Sonnet) * 3/8/2008
7. The Word The Light The Sun 3/26/2008
8. Until The Amen 3/28/2008
9. Old Soldier 4/12/2008
10. Organ, Opportunity, Neighbor 5/16/2008
11. Murmuring Memories (5 Tanka) 6/1/2008
12. Unchained/Edges Of Desire (5 Tanka) 6/1/2008
13. Time Warp 6/21/2008
14. Opening The Orifices Of Higher Peaks 6/21/2008
15. We Never Learn (Double Acrostic) 6/26/2008
16. My Foreign Girl 6/27/2008
17. Musing 6/29/2008
18. Through Aurelian Waters 8/1/2008
19. One Last Walz 8/14/2008
20. Today I Awoke 8/15/2008
21. We'Ll Plant A New Garden 8/15/2008
22. My Silence 8/17/2008
23. No Worry 8/19/2008
24. On The Hill 8/26/2008
25. Traces Of Love Long Ago 9/10/2008
26. Parting 10/12/2008
27. To Be Remembered 10/12/2008
28. Wide-Eyed World Of Sugar (Ghazal) 1/1/2009
29. Unchained, Listen To Winter, Little Bird, Washed Ashore, Her Tongue (5 Tanka) 1/3/2009
30. One Last Time (Ghazal) 7/14/2009
31. When We Speak, What Should We Say? 3/31/2007
32. Time Or Chimes 4/6/2007
33. We Cannot 4/8/2007
34. One For The Money 4/7/2007
35. Son Of Faith 4/8/2007
36. New Neighbors Moving In 7/10/2007
37. To Amanda May Moore 7/16/2007
38. On The Bus 10/12/2008
39. The Wall - Fiery Pools (2 Haiku) 4/29/2009
40. No Promise Of Spring 1/1/2009
Best Poem of Ben Gieske

“nude Descending A Staircase”

____nothing glamorous, a lady
_____ walking down the stairs
______ what women do every day
_______ in any house
________ descending
_________ no Jacob’s ladder
__________ this “angel” of flesh
___________ “gift” of God to males
____________ dreaming
_____________ Dare we think we’re so special?
______________ She’s the/
_______________ artist, the/
________________ teacher, the/
_________________ creator, the/
__________________ goddess
___________________ in our midst
____________________ May Spring time come
_____________________ for ...

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This Thought

This thought,
borne spontaneously on the wings of surprise,
concepted momentaneously in a universe of seemliness,
quivers ‘twixt both recognition and an instantaneous demise,
beckons to be echoed in my consciousness,
or even bequeathed eternity by God’s uncreated devise.

This thought,
rambling through the corridors of my creation,

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