“nude Descending A Staircase” Poem by Ben Gieske

“nude Descending A Staircase”

Rating: 3.6

____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

Elizabeth Emerick Wilholt 07 September 2008

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.

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Iohannes Silvaticus 17 November 2008

The increasing length of the caesuras attach a sense of anticipation to touch the divine. Excellent

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Reshma Ramesh 30 November 2008

well done...................great write! !

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Ben, I say a touch of genius! Dorothy

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James Timothy Jarrett 04 January 2009

Ben, Love your staircase. Great poem with very evoking imagery.

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Sandra Martyres 25 September 2009

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

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Lillian Thomas 11 September 2009

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.

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Ivor Hogg 21 August 2009

a recognition of a simple truth.

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Shashendra Amalshan 09 August 2009

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

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Sulaiman Mohd Yusof 21 July 2009

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

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