Ben Gieske

***Her Spirited Smile

(dedicated to Meggie Gultiano)

deep from within
arises from a flaming core
the fire of many suns

a fluorescent jewel
visible from afar
burning with desire

streaming outward
throughout the cosmos
springs a symphony

her voice resounding
a nightingale chorus
embraces a canyon of souls

her smile seeking
from galaxy to galaxy
to touch all in need

promising a pathway
to eternal joy
ever free

- September 24,2009

Submitted: Friday, September 25, 2009
Edited: Friday, September 25, 2009


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  • Freshman - 1,617 Points Ken E Hall (10/15/2009 10:41:00 PM)

    A shining tribute thru a shining poem I'm sure her spirited smile
    will grow bigger with your poetic kindness
    regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Robert Howard (10/8/2009 2:31:00 PM)

    A worth lyrical tribute to a lady of exceptional grace, imagination and kindness of heart. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Catrina Heart (10/4/2009 12:16:00 AM)

    This is such a beautiful poem of dedication to a beautiful and ever loving poetess Meggie. Great metaphorical lines for her florescent beauty and pearlescent charisma. Outstanding piece.............10+++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Irene Clark-hogg (10/3/2009 12:25:00 AM)

    I am sure that anyone should be proud to have such a delightful piece of work dedicated to their name. You make the lady some-one all would wish as a friend. Your descriptive phrases are always a pleasure to read.
    Irene (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 137 Points Seema Chowdhury (9/27/2009 7:31:00 AM)

    this is such a nice and lovely tributes to Maggie too.
    i don't know her personally but through this poem i felt i could peep inside her for a while.
    thanks for shaqring this beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Noel Horlanda (9/27/2009 2:50:00 AM)

    nice piece dedicated to a very nice Lady of Poetry, I like every line all the way down but I love the following last lines most...her voice resounding
    a nightingale chorus, embraces a canyon of souls, her smile seeking from galaxy to galaxy to touch all in need, promising a pathway to eternal joy ever free. Last but the least...this piece fits her. She got that smile indeed. You're right, mate.10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (9/27/2009 12:46:00 AM)

    What a glorious way to light Meggie's spirit and pure love she has for her friends on Poemhuner.
    I know she would particularly cherish 'streaming outward throughout the cosmos springs a symphony, her voice resounding a nightingale chorus embraces a canyon of souls' as she herself is a musician. God bless you for your kindness Ben in writing this wonderful Tribute. 10 love Karin (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 62 Points Kesav Easwaran (9/26/2009 10:49:00 PM)

    well written piece's more than a tribute...Meggie richly deserves your praise..thanks...10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points C. P. Sharma (9/26/2009 9:21:00 PM)

    Very well deserved praise for the qualities of head and heartof the poetess and her poetic talents in equally praise worthy composition.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (9/26/2009 5:13:00 PM)

    An eloquent tribute to my beloved
    friend, Meggie. She is a lady
    of light at poemhunter.10
    for both of you.

    Kind wishes,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 293 Points Ency Bearis (9/26/2009 5:54:00 AM)

    A beautiful dedication to Meggie, a remarkable verses for a lovely woman with a brilliant words to describe with...very nice.......10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points Meggie Gultiano (9/25/2009 7:27:00 PM)

    Surprised to see and read this, that this poem is for me, Ben.
    What a loving and beautiful piece dedicated to me.Thank you so much Ben, from the bottom of my heart.for the time and talent you shared with me and your PH friends.
    This is rich in imagery, your words flow gently and lovingly like the wind that whispers softy in to my ears.I particularly love these lines of yours that really tells about me, the inner me.

    her smile seeking
    from galaxy to galaxy
    to touch all in need

    I am greatly honored and so blessed to have you as my friend.
    I deeply appreciate your words.Shalom! ! !

    God bless you..
    Meggie (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Martyres (9/25/2009 2:39:00 PM)

    Ben, a truly beautiful and well deserved tribute to Meggie. I am sure she will be delighted when she reads this compelling piece...I agree with Patti...another masterpiece from your talented pen (Report) Reply

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