I believe this is a good combination: chess, poetry, art and music! I’ve started recently reading Dean’s poetry blog and glad that I’ve discovered his blog. This poem in this post, is today’s entry on his blog and I’ve really enjoyed it and thought to share it with you. If you’re a lover of poetry, make sure to visit his blog, if you don’t, you will regret it! If you don’t like poetry, then you still should visit his blog and you will immediately fall in love with his poems! I have a present for you today too, let’s call it an early Christmas present if you like, a composition by Jim Brickman. Finally, for my chess-lovers (and those who think they might become chess-lovers!) I’ve got a few games here (do check back as I have about ten more to blog in this entry!) played a few days ago in the Dresden Olympiad. This post is almost as good as “wine women and song!”:) All links will open in a new window.
Remember me to the world
And all the beautiful girls
I never kissed; if there’s one regret
That is it: that I left any lovelies’
Lips unblessed, her heart repressed
Remember me to the wind, which
Blows wherever it goes; still, or not
Any feeling does not cost, but what you
Do with it: recall I am that
Innocent, awake to only wonder told
Remember me to the sun; the heat,
The blaze, worries public or hidden,
I have had them all, unbidden: most
Of all when you see that woman or girl,
Remember me, my dear, to the blessed world
©Dean J. Baker
To read more wonderful poetry, please click HERE to read on Dean Baker’s blog! Chess=love+poetry+music+art=chess!
Read more about Dean on his biography-link on his blog!
Over 500 poems and prose poems published since 1972 in over 130 literary publications in Canada, the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, etc., such as Descant, Carleton Literary Review, Poetry WLU, The Prairie Journal, Freelance, Nexus, Bitterroot, Oxalis, Bogg, Aileron, RE:AL, Art Times, Pegasus, Impetus, On The Bus, and many others. More have been published in newspapers, magazines, online and in anthologies, recorded and paper.
Music: Jim Brickman: Dream comes true
Please click HERE to play through the game of Nyback from Finland vs Carlsen played in round 6, Dresden 2008.
Please click HERE to play through the game of Dominguez from Cuba vs Gata Kamsky in round 6, Dresden 2008.
This game of Etienne Bacrot was played in round 7 against Sasikiran from India.
Click HERE to play through the game of Boris Gelfand from Israel vs Elexei Shirov of Spain in round 7.
Please click HERE to play through the game of one of my favourite players, Ivanchuk vs Wang of China.
Click HERE to play through Kamsky’s game played in round 7 against Peter Leko.
Play through the game of Michael Adams against Radjabov played in round 7, Dresden.
Please click HERE to play through the game of Yelena Dembo, from Greece, played in round 7 at the Olympiad.
Please click HERE to play through the game of Cheparinov in round 8, Dresden.
image: Greekchess.com..David Navara
Please click here to play through the game of David Navara played in round 9.
To play through the game of NIGEL SHORT, played in round 9, click on the link!
Image: chessbase..Nigel Short
Please click HERE to play through the game of Peter Svidler played in round 9 at the Dresden Olympiad in Germany.
Samuel Bak Chess Art. See my “chess humour”- page for more chess art from Samuel and his link.