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Luis Gil de la Puente
Palencia-Spain

((7) Swan Song

Rating: 5.0
I never knew I would be a long distance runner.

I´ve lost the drive to win
and my voice has become sweet.

Young tigers think of me
as an easy piece to hunt down
in middle game traps
and I feel like a gazelle.

What a curse
to feel all this music
and have no talent
to sing it!

Sober voice of baritone in tune,
sad cossack soul.

The fields on the river banks
should be green by now,
bishop to f5, check.

All those memories...

Tal called me craftsman.
I admired Petrosian´s hidden control,
so infinetely elegant,
and Bronstein was my friend,
a twin soul in melancholy,
but an artistic daring spirit.

I never knew I would be a long distance runner.

How lonely the hotels
behind my thick eyeglasses!

I will break the center
and open up the flanks.
I will balance my pieces
to play a winning endgame.

Knight to d5,
it´s a beautiful square
in this position.

How sweet to sing
the symphony
of cold chess!

My voice has become sweet.
I will win my final game today.
Luis Gil de la Puente
Monday, February 19, 2007
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COMMENTS
Indira Renganathan 03 February 2010
Ofcourse there is a melody inner playing....soothing beauty....thank you
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Kesav Easwaran 22 May 2009
Kings Gambit Accepted...beautiful piece Luis...i love every word inside this write...10
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Duh Huh 21 May 2009
And won it you have, with the flair and finesse with which the poem was written. Well done mi amigo. :)
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Arwen Lee CW 03 October 2008
A black swan Beyond our knowledge without white feathers dances gracefully....
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Meggie Gultiano 11 February 2008
Luis, this is beautiful! i love the gentle flow of words here, soothing..and i feel i was the one playing the game..Top marks, of course!
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Joscephine Gomez 29 April 2007
I feel the excitement in this game, the passion of a chess player and your determination to win. I feel like playing chess with you.
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Sandra Fowler 03 March 2007
Immeasurable sadness powerfully expressed. You have a way with words. Kindest regards, Sandra
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Very detailed! Nice...it caught my interest...it's now on my favorite poems list! ! ! Love Cupcake! ! ! !
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