Ben Gieske

“nude Descending A Staircase” - Poem by Ben Gieske

____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 this revelation

Comments about “nude Descending A Staircase” by Ben Gieske

  • Rookie - 1 Points Sandra Martyres (9/25/2009 1:26:00 PM)

    Another brilliant poetic depiction of a painting...I love the artistic form that you have used.... (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 0 Points Lillian Thomas (9/11/2009 5:50:00 AM)

    great homage to Marcel Duchamp. It's not X.J. Kennedy, but you have a very fine piece here, I added it to my favorites. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivor Hogg (8/21/2009 11:46:00 AM)

    a recognition of a simple truth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shashendra Amalshan (8/9/2009 3:45:00 AM)

    You are a great artitist indeed.. this again is a very imaginative work of art..
    good, something different...

    shan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (7/21/2009 12:23:00 PM)

    You're so artistic and innovative in your works Ben.Woman descending a staircase, man ascends to their inner needs, to be honest. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarwar Chowdhury (7/11/2009 8:24:00 AM)

    weeeeeee! so much beauty here! remarkable! ....10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (6/6/2009 1:50:00 AM)

    Amazing work Ben.! Both visually and verbally. Words walk where they are supposed to and I would say this is the most creative visual I have seen on Poemhunter yet. Excellent! 10
    Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 180 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (5/19/2009 1:16:00 AM)

    Another beautiful piece from a beautiful heart.......You painted as well as Marcel did. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 111 Points Meggie Gultiano (4/21/2009 8:30:00 AM)

    a big, big applause, Sir Ben.This is stunningly creative and you are a real artist.I love the
    way you paint this, and the graphics. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 288 Points Palas Kumar Ray (2/24/2009 1:11:00 PM)

    I love this painting Ben.please allow me to take this for my favourites.
    *********************************************************************************************** (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,945 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (2/4/2009 5:23:00 PM)

    Great image very thought evoking! ! ! ! good form-a ten! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 246 Points James Timothy Jarrett (1/4/2009 3:16:00 PM)

    Ben, Love your staircase. Great poem with very evoking imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie A Poet Who Loves To Sing Alves (12/13/2008 12:25:00 PM)


    I say a touch of genius!

    Dorothy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reshma Ramesh (11/30/2008 7:04:00 AM)

    well done...................great write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Iohannes Silvaticus (11/17/2008 7:36:00 AM)

    The increasing length of the caesuras attach a sense of anticipation to touch the divine. Excellent (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elizabeth Emerick Wilholt (9/7/2008 11:19:00 PM)

    Such clever use of form to create a full expression in this poem, and the lovely perception of the woman as divine beauty in motion. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Will Barber (9/1/2008 10:44:00 PM)

    Most inventive. Admirable. Wit, in its true sense. - Will (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 274 Points Kesav Easwaran (8/11/2008 1:22:00 AM)

    beauty in nudity and nudity in beauty...that is what poets and painters want to see...the poem laddering down just as the lady in Duchamp's painting...but the beauty inside the poem ladders up with its every step down line...10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 96 Points Luis Gil (7/20/2008 11:59:00 AM)

    The artist wants to capture a meaningful image, it brings shape and content for us to decipher. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 627 Points Subbaraman N V (7/18/2008 2:19:00 AM)

    I have not seen the painting! Yet I appreciate the beauty of the painting! Lovely poem! (Report) Reply

Read all 29 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 10, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, July 16, 2010

[Hata Bildir]