Cobblestone Chess

Written for:  The Mag #309

chess-players union square damien derouene

by: Damien Derouene

City dwellers are on the move,
no time to stop, except for these
children, keen on learning
the art of chess, set to watch
every move. The girl is fascinated
by faces of players. The boy
is content to study moves. They sit
in twos, at tables, crates, or benches.
The weather is of no consequence.
Concentration is all.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to Cobblestone Chess

  1. Concentration is indeed all…and, I must say, very underrated. 😉

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  2. I can see that concentration… excellent.

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  3. Helen Dehner says:

    Your poem is an apt description of the scene ~~ I really enjoyed it.

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  4. C Burtt says:

    Yes, concentration in chess is what makes me not want to play. You have to think sooo hard. It is a fascinating game though. Like the way you went with the prompt!


  5. I like this very much. Well done.

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  6. Candy says:

    perfect way to show in words what the photo is saying 😉

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  7. Great observations here, Sara! You saw a lot of detail in this and expressed it well!

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