Red knights, brown bishops, bright queens,
Striking the board, falling in strong '€˜L’s of
Reaching and striking in angles,
holding lines in one colour.
This board is alive with light;
these pieces are living in form,
Their moves break and reform the pattern:
luminous green from the rooks,
Clashing with '€˜X’s of queens,
looped with the knight-leaps.
‘€˜Y’ pawns, cleaving, embanking!
Whirl! Centripetal! Mate! King down in the
Clash, leaping of bands, straight strips of hard
Blocked lights working in. Escapes. Renewal of

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