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. My Foreign Girl 6/27/2008
15. Musing 6/29/2008
16. We Never Learn (Double Acrostic) 6/26/2008
17. Through Aurelian Waters 8/1/2008
18. One Last Walz 8/14/2008
19. Today I Awoke 8/15/2008
20. We'Ll Plant A New Garden 8/15/2008
21. My Silence 8/17/2008
22. No Worry 8/19/2008
23. On The Hill 8/26/2008
24. Traces Of Love Long Ago 9/10/2008
25. Parting 10/12/2008
26. To Be Remembered 10/12/2008
27. Wide-Eyed World Of Sugar (Ghazal) 1/1/2009
28. Unchained, Listen To Winter, Little Bird, Washed Ashore, Her Tongue (5 Tanka) 1/3/2009
29. One Last Time (Ghazal) 7/14/2009
30. When We Speak, What Should We Say? 3/31/2007
31. Time Or Chimes 4/6/2007
32. We Cannot 4/8/2007
33. One For The Money 4/7/2007
34. Son Of Faith 4/8/2007
35. New Neighbors Moving In 7/10/2007
36. To Amanda May Moore 7/16/2007
37. On The Bus 10/12/2008
38. Opening The Orifices Of Higher Peaks 6/21/2008
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 ...

Read the full of “nude Descending A Staircase”

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

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