Ben Gieske

Rainbow Falls - Poem by Ben Gieske

(Jackson County, Ky)

We liked to go there
dropp down beside its cascading waters
peer into its collected coolness
sidle up to the edge of its lap
thinking of taking a leap

Seemed like no one ever came ––
but we knew –– that others too
stole to this place
drawn to lean over its lip and flirt
with its rainbow’s end

Our hearts still meld
in the rainbow there
in Jackson County.

- Dec.3,2007

Comments about Rainbow Falls by Ben Gieske

  • (8/13/2009 7:11:00 AM)

    Entrancing cascading poem so skilfully written. 'sidle up the edge of its lap' and 'drawn to lean over its lip and flirt with its rainbow's end'. The perfect poem befitting the Rainbow Falls. 10 Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

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  • (6/30/2009 5:32:00 PM)

    you are very good and sweet! (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2008 5:02:00 PM)

    Thanks for absorbing the message of the falls and passing its beauty on to us. (Report) Reply

  • Dorothy- A. Holmes (9/6/2008 8:06:00 PM)


    You are such a terrific poet! Thank you for the visit to Jackson County. I found a day like this In Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. once...You helped me to remember that happy time.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 22, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, May 27, 2011

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