Ben Gieske


“paysage D’ame” - Poem by Ben Gieske

Every so often ^ v ^ v ^
despite the disinclination \ \ \
to do so and the friction /\*/\
which it causes, but not everyday, , , , , ,
I feel the compunction < >
to scrutinize my intentions, ? ? ?
or, =
for a better word, my inclinations / / /
and thus embark on - - -
a trek into the arid sands, ., ., ., ., .,
without enchantment ~ ~ ~
upon a voyeuristic survey o o
of my entire institution or constitution... [ ]

It helps to engage one’s imagination ! `! `! `
to deliver the required penetration > > >
into such an enterprise with undue emotion / / / commotion \ \ \
and fall into the depths of subconsciousness .

I am not surprised at the many manifestations {|’|, |`|; }
which are shown me through this adventurous exploration * or creation *
which I would rather think of as a (re-creation *)
using M. Moore’s quote as a guide -
“no truth can be fully known until it has been tried/ by the truth of disputation”

To be honest ( - ) ,
I believe this is merely a search for some kind of ALEF (BORGES) .
If only I could swing and lasso the “total view of life”. (O)

Such a hippopotamus cannot be taken lightly –– <> ––
but I have wasted many a year and after much meditation – ummmm –
inner wanderings – ummmm– and even so much subconscious moments

I still find myself wandering in the desert
with no mountain in sight

- April 1,2008


Comments about “paysage D’ame” by Ben Gieske

  • (7/22/2009 6:00:00 PM)


    I love this poem. The creativity and vision of human beings never fails to amaze me!
    Simply charming.
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  • Meggie Gultiano (5/18/2009 6:44:00 AM)


    although i did not understand what this title means, but i truly love and enjoy reading this.
    And i just want to dance along your lovely words..Love it
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  • (12/13/2008 12:32:00 PM)


    Those invisible mountains
    Surely are hardest to climb
    One must be steadfast

    Dorothy
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  • (12/5/2008 10:16:00 AM)


    Yes. The last two lines express my feelings very much. (Report) Reply

  • (10/8/2008 2:35:00 PM)


    That time was not wasted. Its energy has been preserved in the poem and will multiply its effect with each reader..... and deserts are interesting spiritual places. (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2008 8:58:00 PM)


    The way you incorporate symbols into this poem exemplifies the language of the 21st century, and you speak it well! The originality of this unique style is delightful. (Report) Reply

  • (7/18/2008 2:21:00 AM)


    Greatly imaginative-takes the readers along! (Report) Reply

  • Dorothy- A. Holmes (7/10/2008 10:58:00 PM)


    Ben, I know there is something very special about this piece and find myself wandering in the desert with you seeking understanding...but guess what, I love the pure imaginative journey of this poem...CLEVER!

    Dorothy
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 5, 2008



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