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 CJ Maleney

    Judges comments

    "A thousand miles per hour round the sun(bowlesian sonnet) by Ben Packard 10 points

    Another incredible piece of poetry sees Mr Packard nominated once again and rightfully so.

    This work has a wonderful tempo and kept me bobbing along with it.
    I also enjoyed the message it conveys.
    Sometimes things can't be mapped out for us and indeed I think we all need to get a little lost sometimes. Only by getting lost do we truly find ourselves.

    Well done (10)

    I owe you an apology.

    I've a friend who's surname is Packard. My phone automatically corrects pickard to Packard. It's done it a few times and I've not realised until I was told.

    Sorry dude

    Craig

  • 1 month ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Judges comments

    "A thousand miles per hour round the sun(bowlesian sonnet) by Ben Packard 10 points

    Another incredible piece of poetry sees Mr Packard nominated once again and rightfully so.

    This work has a wonderful tempo and kept me bobbing along with it.
    I also enjoyed the message it conveys.
    Sometimes things can't be mapped out for us and indeed I think we all need to get a little lost sometimes. Only by getting lost do we truly find ourselves.

    Well done (10)

    I owe you an apology.

    I've a friend who's surname is Packard. My phone automatically corrects pickard to Packard.

    Sorry dude

  • 3 months 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. :)

    • 3 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Kireasha. Take care

  • 3 months ago

    by Lucifer

    Congratulations Ben.

    But I really wanted Shakespeare sonnet to win.

    • 3 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

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

  • 3 months ago

    by Brenda

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

    • 3 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Brenda. And congratulations on your hm.

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