MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK.

~ Poetry Is Not Chase Game ~

~ POETRY IS NOT CHASE GAME ~
Ms. Nivedita. UK

Puny Pawn
Blink and frown.

Kinetic Knight moves angular
Words appear hazy blur.

Rock Rook has linear move
Words trove groove.

Bishop airs sermon diagonal
Words fly away tangential.

Doped consonant King
Ploddingly one move can bring.

My words are not Queen
With myriad bow and swing.

Poetry is not chase game
For me a torture tame.

I wait for that poetic vowel
User-friendly loyal royal
Till then I stay like coil.

In readers oceanic love swell
Sure I’ll find my abode cell.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 19, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, February 25, 2010

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  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (6/11/2010 10:25:00 AM)

    Your poems can be used as teaching tools for poets they encompasses many [all] things, places, people, ideas etc.

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  • Lynn Glover (6/9/2010 7:56:00 PM)

    A very nice poem, now all I have to do is learn how to play chess. See ya, Lynn.

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  • Pranab K ChakrabortyPranab K Chakraborty (6/5/2010 1:36:00 PM)

    Poetry is not chase game
    For me a torture tame

    Well-expressed truth on behalf of poets of all ages.
    The writing has some more value where values are very rarely practised now-a-days.
    Good poem with honestly pronounced personal realization.

    Regards,
    10+
    Apoet

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  • Dr. V. Chakravorty (5/21/2010 3:38:00 AM)

    Sorry to read such a comment in an international poetry forum,

    ‘I'm sorry I don't play chess.’…by some Senior Poet…

    Let us keep mum where we don’t understand poem …
    Dr. V

    PS Young poets may feel disappointed by such comments
    V

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (5/18/2010 3:19:00 AM)

    I'm sorry I don't play chess.

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  • Sadiqullah KhanSadiqullah Khan (5/3/2010 2:55:00 AM)

    These words create a convoluted atmosphere, short of surrealistic idiom, simply because it moves in a matrix, of rapidly changing spatial spaces, some artist might think of dreaming this and the cells might be smaller to accomdate. I do not understand chess any how. Invariably I like the relatioship.

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  • Aldo Kraas (4/28/2010 7:36:00 AM)

    That poem has some life in it.

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  • Abhinav Baruah (3/5/2010 3:10:00 AM)

    Your beautiful maneuvers
    Black or white pause over
    Bishop swindles
    King castles
    Rook swayed the safety
    Her majesty

    Eighth ranked pawn
    Word promotion
    Thought provocation
    Heart liberation

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  • Abhinav Baruah (3/5/2010 2:39:00 AM)

    e4 d4 c4 b4
    How can my Knight cross these lines before
    Poetry is certainly not a game
    Love swells and stem
    Melody melts and tame

    LOL....

    Overjoyed

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  • Dulakshi WakistaDulakshi Wakista (2/24/2010 12:56:00 AM)

    Well expressed.Absolutely true.Indeed it's a wonderful poem.
    I reall loved these lines.
    Puny Pawn
    Blink and frown.

    Kinetic Knight moves angular
    Words appear hazy blur.

    Rock Rook has linear move
    Words trove groove.

    Bishop airs sermon diagonal
    Words fly away tangential.

    Doped consonant King
    Ploddingly one move can bring.

    My words are not Queen
    With myriad bow and swing.

    Lovely and I really enjoyed this poem.Thanks for sharing.

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  • adil Khan (1/16/2010 1:18:00 AM)

    hi niv
    its marvelous i agree with you -'poetry is not a chess game '.i will give you 10 out of 10
    -adil: -)

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  • John KnightJohn Knight (12/23/2009 3:58:00 PM)

    Hi NIV - I could not afford to let this one pass without my comment. I am a KNIGHT and a Chess Player and would - with your help and the other PHs aspiire to be a Poet. You are no doubt familiar with the Age of Chivalry and will therefore know that compared with a Knight the King is mere Pawn and the haughty and high bred Queen melts at the touch (sans armour) of her Gallant Knight - so beware. Pawns blink and frown - Rooks are in a groove - Bishops are tangential - Kings only have one move and are therefore emotionally impotent - Knights are KINETIC and can surmount all obstacles - they re articulate and bring sublty of move and eexperience and ingeniy to the end game - they always score. They protect the King but by doing so woo and allure the Queen. Chess like Poetry is not Chase Game it is a subtle gaining of teritory a delyment of strength against weaness esulting finally in CHECK MATE. Chess like Poetry like Love always (to be successful) must have an element of torture especialy in the middle which is prerequisit to the end game. Chess is chisled form MOVES - Poetry is chislled form WORDS - Love is chissled form HEARTACHE in all there is of necessity an element fo torture.V 8 Yu tell us NIV you are waiting your love like a coiled spring for the final move (Loyal Royal - us Knights are famous for that) I am ready to make my next poetical move NIV 'In readers ceanic love swell - sure I'll find my abode cell) - Are you really ready to UNCOIL! ! ! ! ! Love you lots in POETRY - JOHN X X X .

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  • Prince Obed de la CruzPrince Obed de la Cruz (12/10/2009 2:17:00 AM)

    the poem is well constructed/well-presented. UMMM.... I have read 'Why Hack My She' a couple of times before... so i think I will just read other poems of yours.

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  • Shamik Kumar BoseShamik Kumar Bose (12/8/2009 8:03:00 AM)

    Ms. Nivedita - I read this with interest. Your context is well set here, a comparison between a calculative, cold chess game versus the warm, free flowing, imaginative world of Poetry. You have taken a few example, from Chess move, like Rook, Bishop, Knight and shown the geometric pattern in some limited sense it generates, rather follows, yet Chess is a marvellous game. On the other hand, Poetry, you have portrayed as more fluid, unpredictable, grey and non-linear which are absolutely true.

    I think, you have a style here for representation and telling a basic truth. That, mind like chess cannot produce a poem, a mind like Poet cannot be a good chase player. History supports that.

    Did you get a world champion in Chess who is also a NL in Poetry or vice versa.

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  • Carol Gall (12/5/2009 11:44:00 AM)

    i agree and wonderfully written niv 10

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  • Joseph Poewhit (11/27/2009 1:47:00 PM)

    I think we all look for the adobe cell? ? ? ?

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/28/2009 7:22:00 PM)

    Poetry is not chase game
    For me a torture tame.
    I wait for that poetic vowel
    User-friendly loyal royal
    Till then I stay like coil.
    In readers oceanic love swell
    Sure I’ll find my abode cell......lovely poem with magic spell and flowed with sincerity....10

    you have it in you all
    consider it as His call
    nothing can stand as simple wall
    you may rise and see no down fall

    It is his creation
    only you work for other's recreation
    You may feel rich with elation
    positive ideas with no negation

    it is god's gift and simply bestowed
    ships is anchored at shore and not towed
    understand HIS grace with words to follow
    never feel empty as words are not hollow.......May I wish success in your Endeavour

    read mine...blood all over... success....everything speaks...beautiful world

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  • Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar (10/26/2009 12:44:00 AM)

    I wait for that poetic vowel
    User-friendly loyal royal
    Till then I stay like coil.

    well done, shan

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  • Anand Madhukar (10/19/2009 11:41:00 AM)

    Your style is different and refreshing though you must guard against style overshadowing the content.

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  • Rediffusion [bapi] Effusion [chakravorty] (10/17/2009 12:12:00 AM)

    Every GMs of chase will find pleasure in this poem and smile liberally.
    Chase Men are live wire poetically.
    Ten

    PS: In readers oceanic love swell // Sure I’ll find my abode cell.
    Excellent coda.

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