chessboard, composition in rhyming couplets by Daniela Domenici nella giornata internazionale degli scacchi

drawing by Mike Twohy

on the board of the chess

there is an enormous mess

the Queen is really very sad

because the king has got mad

he doesn’t want to undergo another checkmate*

and wants to start with the queen a debate

about a new division of chessboard powers

on standard bearers**, horses and towers

*scacco matto

**alfieri