Treasure Island

Ben Gieske


- Gentle Reminder / In Thoughtful Repose


(Paintings by Robert Lange)

A panda bear isn’t that large
not large enough to be a bear
you might think, but what if ––

What if ––
it were small enough
to fit into the palm of your outstretched hand
then give you a wink
wouldn’t that make you think ––
when all the time
it’s looking at you like a little bear.

What if ––
you wanted to sit in your favorite chair
and there it sat - in thoughtful repose-
a six inch tall lion
with a mane and all that
looking straight into your eyes
with a question of its own,
“Who are you, thinking of taking my chair? ”

- September 5,2009

I like to combine the arts. “Gentle Reminder” and “In Thoughtful Repose” are two paintings by Robert Lange. Both are featured in the September 2009 issue of American Art Collection magazine. These particular pictures are no longer accessible online, but to see other pictures he has painted go to: http: //www.robertlangestudios.com/.

There are others on PH who do the same. Read the poems of Robert Howard, Ahmad Shiddiqi, and Karin Anderson. You may already know of some too.

This poem was published online by Sketchbook - Sept./Oct,2009.

Submitted: Saturday, September 05, 2009
Edited: Sunday, November 22, 2009

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  • Meggie Gultiano (12/19/2009 4:55:00 AM)

    there you are, Ben, you have beautifully captivated the painting in your stunning words.
    I will take a look of Robert Lange's art.
    you did justice to his works.
    A great write..! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Robert Howard (9/10/2009 9:37:00 AM)

    Your poem aptly parallels the unique perspective of the artist. His work, like yours, is beautifully crafted and very pleasant to the eye and mind. (Report) Reply

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (9/8/2009 9:47:00 PM)

    I though Robert Lange's art is entrancing and it was an fine experience to see his work. Yes, it would be amazing to see this animals in the size of a diminutive state and what power we would have over the lion, although there has been publicity of late of two males taming a lion from birth.
    The poem does make me think and appreciate the artists of this world who have so much talent
    to interpret beauty in so many unique ways. 10 love Karin (Report) Reply

  • Laurie Hill (9/6/2009 4:34:00 PM)

    Really enjoyed this Ben and the artwork is captivating....so unusual.....thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

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