A Thousand Miles Per Hour Round The Sun (Bowlesian sonnet)

by Ben Pickard   Aug 14, 2017


She understood the course she had to chart
But roads are often built with twists and turns.
Our lives are rarely straight but bent and curved,
And so her road and chart were worlds apart.
She made her plans with care and never thought
That chaos ruled our lives the way it did.
To know there is no rule, we first must rid
The 'truths' that we are sold and we have bought:
We are not governed by the gods or fate -
A pendulum must feel some turbulence.
Allow that plans and maps are meaningless -
Not all that's bad is balanced by the great.
How can we plan when ev'ry year we're spun
A thousand miles per hour round the sun?

--

Ben Pickard 2017

*Bowlesian sonnet: abba cddc effe gg rhyme structure

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  • 1 month ago

    by Kireasha L

    Ben,

    This was well written, I love the way your always so detailed in your sonnets. I look forward to digesting every line. A brilliant piece. Congrats on your win. :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Lucifer

    Congratulations Ben.

    But I really wanted Shakespeare sonnet to win.

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, L. I agree - it's a better sonnet, but poetry is subjective which is what makes it so great.

  • 1 month ago

    by Brenda

    Ben, congratulations on your front page write and win. Well deserved.

    • 1 month ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Brenda. And congratulations on your hm.

  • 1 month ago

    by Michael

    Hey Ben,

    Well done with your winning wonderful piece

    Michael :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Ben, do Sonnet's just flow from your finger tips? You make these effortless and beautiful and they just float there. Another amazing write from you! Well done my friend.

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Brenda. I assure you, by the way, they do take some work, lol

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