Ben Gieske


Ben Gieske Poems

41. Our Time And Place 8/18/2008
42. What Is Life? 8/15/2008
43. Night Riders 7/1/2007
44. On The Wing 7/16/2007
45. Sounds Of Sorrow 5/15/2007
46. Paradelle* For You 7/14/2007
47. Nuclear War* 7/21/2008
48. No Hope 2/18/2009
49. Who 5/20/2007
50. Wild And Free 5/15/2007
51. No Peace 5/3/2007
52. Wishing You 7/16/2007
53. O Roma, O Roma 3/17/2007
54. Top Of The Mountain (Haiku) 8/12/2008
55. Winter Is White 3/8/2008
56. Wind's Calligraphy 6/8/2007
57. Poem 4/8/2007
58. The Journey 4/1/2007
59. Hungry Moon (Ghazal) 1/1/2009
60. Saga Of Stone (Ghazal) 4/25/2009
61. Fiery Flames/New Neighbor (Haiku) 4/29/2009
62. Danse Macabre 8/19/2008
63. The Name Of Tomorrow 9/7/2008
64. Laddie, Laddie 10/12/2008
65. Cast Of Characters (Iii) 10/12/2008
66. Last Night - But A Dream 4/1/2008
67. The Last Goodbye - 4 Haiku 2/19/2008
68. Senryu - Plums 2/6/2008
69. Petersberg 11/23/2007
70. Famous People - 1 1/26/2008
71. The Parched Earth 7/4/2008
72. Passing By 7/4/2008
73. High Travels 6/2/2008
74. Dreaming Of Galway 6/2/2008
75. Lily, Loneliness (2 Haiku) 5/27/2008
76. Ghosts Of Old Lovers (5 Tanka) 6/1/2008
77. Lurid Brush Strokes/The Crossroads Of Your Hands (5 Tanka) 6/1/2008
78. February, Blue Jay, The Sea (3 Poems) 5/17/2008
79. February, The Sea, Bluejay (3 Poems) 5/21/2008
80. Experience, Stradivarius (2 Poems) 5/21/2008
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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Grace And The Lamb

(Painting by Mitchell Tolle, Berea, KY)

Grace, so young with eyes beyond your years,
Your face shows no tears or fears.
What does the future hold?
Is it true what Simeon foretold?

Behold, this child is destined for the fall and......

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