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Parker Owens

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Parker Owens last won the day on April 13 2017

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About Parker Owens

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    Mathematics, music, poetry, gardens, birds, games...

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  1. Parker Owens

    Two Summer Sonnets

    Thank you for your comment on these. I feared obscuring any meaning with too much verbosity. Your thoughts reassure me I was on the right path. To hold fast until the dawn, to kick against time’s current to find the right soul... I hope those things came through.
  2. Parker Owens

    Chapter 1

    This is an intriguing start. Already, you make a genre that’s been burned over seem interesting again. Looking forward to more.
  3. Parker Owens

    Blind Justice

    This certainly fits as a chant; the accused cannot find his way out of the inexorable, inexplicable verdict. Very dramatic and tragic, too.
  4. Parker Owens

    Age and Unborn

    Oh, the black-edged, crepe hanging era still lingers, if only in different ways. If you were misdirected by Unborn, then I can smile. I’m glad you saw through it to the end. Thank you for your reading and comment.
  5. Parker Owens

    Four Varied Skyscrapers

    This can be a very expressive form, worth exploring and experimenting with. Thanks so much for reading these. Each had a different genesis; number one in rhythm, two in frustration, three in metaphor, four in sorrow.
  6. Went to the county fair yesterday. Saw some geometrically fascinating quilts, and some alien chickens...


    1. Valkyrie


      Chickens do come in some strange varieties... lol  

    2. northie


      OK ...  :huh: Like the body feathers, but not the puffball. 

    3. Valkyrie


      Awww... poor chicken.  And after she went through all that trouble to get her hair did... :gikkle:  

  7. Parker Owens

    Two Summer Sonnets

    Thank you, Gary. I've experienced a long drought, but maybe poetry is beginning to speak to me again. I'm glad you found Current to be as compelling as the tide that sweeps us along. I often seem to swim for those eddies and pools that let me linger in one place for just a bit longer - especially when the view is nice. Thanks again for reading.
  8. Beautiful, as you consider the unequal weight of each moment, of each quantum of time.
  9. Thank you for this lovely present.
  10. Parker Owens

    Two Summer Sonnets

    You are kind to read and remark on these. They came at the end of a longish drought. Thank you!
  11. Parker Owens

    Chapter 25: What Are the Odds

    I agree with @droughtquake : Gordon has uttered something incredibly wise. This is something to post on the inner walls of one's mind and heart to memorize. When the hell will we stop assuming and start listening again? Kohl is right to be scared for himself and for Gordon; it seems that Lloyd and Trong are perfectly capable of making them meet an unpleasant end. Any attempt at escape puts them into the hands of Neptune, chased by Priapus across the sea. It does not look good at all. One wonders what possible way Kohl and Gordon might appease or outfox the gods (and their acolytes) whom they have so vexed. If Kohl is indeed Ulysses, then he will have to be as clever as Homer ever was. As you are our modern-day Homer, I await further adventures with avid anticipation. Thank you!
  12. After Rain How different was the lightning riven night from fair blue skies which stretch from east to west, for pain and heartache mocked my youthful breast with bolts that struck the promise of delight to leave it charred and withered in my sight, a barren place devoid of hope or rest and me, exposed, no bower in which to nest beneath the clouds that lowered from the height. The years would pass before I saw a glow, your dawn on the horizon growing strong; in sunlight you embraced me, even though uncertain was I of our morning song; but you held fast so we in joy might know the cloudless day to which we both belong. Current Sweet river flow, and let none question whence those mystic waters rise and effervesce to clothe both grove and meadow in such dress as one might fault them for their opulence; your sparkling current carries travelers hence past promontories, points with no address to cataracts the heart might fail to guess must lead to waters silent of all sense. One can’t resist the soft insistent force to ease the swimmer in submersed embrace; the eddy running counter to the course might briefly let me savor time and place where you possess my body sans remorse to drown contented in your liquid grace.
  13. I like this. It takes on relativity in a way I enjoy thinking about. Definitely worth continuing to work with, in my tiny opinion.
  14. Parker Owens

    Chapter 1

    Thank you very, very much. I really appreciate your comment. This was one of my favorites.
  15. Parker Owens

    to cheat God's plan

    Thank you for posting these two powerful sonnets. To be honest is the true elegance... These words lay hold of me, make me consider carefully. And as you extend the thought, so does my mind continue to do the same in parallel. You provoke me to deeper thinking. And then, as I ponder, I encounter your next sonnet. Again, I am challenged by honesty and the dishonest use of the camera, that touchstone of the true. These two sonnets are brilliantly presented, that we must read them in order. Bravo.

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