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    23 Jun '19 10:21
    I had a go at writing a chess poem

    A gulf between us, a table and board,
    A space to think, a game to win or lose.
    Mute Soldiers of wood working in accord,
    Openings a plenty, which one to choose?

    The humble pawn, a self sacrificing end,
    A valiant knight that leaps and swerves,
    Rooks that tower to attack and defend,
    Benevolent bishops with ice cold nerves.

    Imperious queens with licence to kill,
    A noble king to protect and defend,
    Openings and strategies exert our will,
    A labyrinth of paths to weave and wend.

    Hearts beats faster with triumph in sight,
    A foe gives nothing away, thoughts unheard,
    Gambits and forks a struggle and fight,
    At last, checkmate is the cruellest word.
  2. SubscriberPatzering
    is getting old...
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    24 Jun '19 00:43
    Awesome.
    Well done.
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    24 Jun '19 08:54
    @Patzering

    Thank you, at least I managed to get it to rhyme. Someone is bound to write a better one.
  4. Behind the scenes
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    @brush said
    I had a go at writing a chess poem

    A gulf between us, a table and board,
    A space to think, a game to win or lose.
    Mute Soldiers of wood working in accord,
    Openings a plenty, which one to choose?

    The humble pawn, a self sacrificing end,
    A valiant knight that leaps and swerves,
    Rooks that tower to attack and defend,
    Benevolent bishops with ice cold nerves.

    Imperio ...[text shortened]... houghts unheard,
    Gambits and forks a struggle and fight,
    At last, checkmate is the cruellest word.
    Very well done!
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    28 Jun '19 21:12
    @mchill
    Thank you, I have improved it a little, maybe someone else can do a better one.

    Chess W

    A gulf between us, a table and board,
    A space to think, a game to win or lose.
    Mute Soldiers of wood working in accord,
    Openings a plenty, which one to choose?

    The humble pawn, a self sacrificing end,
    A valiant knight that leaps and swerves,
    Rooks that tower to attack and defend,
    Benevolent bishops with ice cold nerves.

    Imperious queens with licence to kill,
    A noble king to defend and protect,
    Openings and strategies exert our will,
    A labyrinth of paths, which to select?

    Hearts beats faster with triumph in sight,
    An enemy with devious plans prepared,
    Gambits and forks a struggle and fight,
    At last, checkmate is the cruelest word.
  6. the forest
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    @brush
    king
    one move
    except on castling
    primadonna on the board
    hiding
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    @mister-moggy

    Good, kind of haiku?
  8. the forest
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    @brush

    sad
    dark depression
    stand by window
    look all way down
    jump
  9. the forest
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    04 Jul '19 22:48
    dog
    best friend
    sleeps by bed
    asks for a little
    woof
  10. the forest
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    12 Jul '19 18:24
    tree
    nicely growing
    tomorrow a piano
    then perhaps a table
    change
  11. the forest
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    letter
    abandoned missive
    no longer used
    place for careful thought
    paper
  12. Subscribersonhouse
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    @brush
    My only critique would be the line 'to win or lose' I would lose the 'to'. It flows better without it.
  13. the forest
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    14 Jul '19 18:191 edit
    ravioli
    tomato squares
    comes in can
    needs lots of parmesan
    dinner
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