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

  • 2 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    So true, Ben. We can plan to the infinite degree, but we how can we predict the chaotic universe, or indeed, our finicky human condition?

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you both, Em and Michael.

  • 2 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Absolutely love this Mr P...
    And so true unfortunately not all bad is fought with the good, I've seen the brunt of this often..
    Take care x

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Damn Ben, is there not a sonnet out there you can't write? Beautifully done Sir!

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I struggled a tad when I wrote an Italian sonnet once, Brenda!

  • 2 months ago

    by Abstract Poet

    Love this poem it's neat going around the sun beautiful poem.

    -Abstract Poet

  • 2 months ago

    by Tanya Southey

    This is beautiful. Living through the thick smoke at the moment in Melbourne is surreal and apocalyptic. The daily updates that it could get worse, that food supplies could be compromised, water could get contaminated as the ash falls from the sky. Ecosystems destroyed in minutes as go a thousand miles per hour around the sun...thanks for standing with us in words.

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Tanya. I'M so sorry for the troubles you are all having out there at the moment.

  • 2 months ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Nice work Ben again, way over my degree of intellect, only my paycheck can smile.
    Deserves a win just for the difficulty alone!
    Added to my Favorites for a rainy day to try to understand it.

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Ken. Just that we can't plan anything in life when chaos rules so often.

  • 2 months ago

    by Koan

    This is amazing brother! I have read many poems in my life and this one is in the top 10 for sure!
    I have never favored a poem here before but it all ends today... Truly love it Ben..!

  • 2 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    So much depth in this, and love that I learned something by this, as I had no idea of the "Bowlesian sonnet". Also, the title is catchy and beyond fitting for this poem. It made me think of "Journey to the center of the earth" for some reason. We can be the most careful, think we're the most clever, yet chaos (from the world or our own faults as humans) can so masterfully unravel what we had planned.

    Neat write, Ben!

  • 2 months ago

    by Star

    You never fail to amaze us!! Congratulations :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Everlasting

    Congrats on your win!

  • 2 months ago

    by Star

    Judging Comment:

    I didn’t know that Bowlesian sonnets existed. It a really fitting form for the poem.

    Depending on the state of mind could go very deep. The first time I read it as how mother nature is naive, and the only thing she wants is to have balance. To be free of the chaos and the harm us humans are causing.

    Then I read this again, and it was very sad to me. Trying to live, ends up as trying to survive. We know that it’s impossible for anything to go as planned, yet we still do. Yet we hope, and it hurts every time.

    A really great poem for sure!!