This is a dark take on the Arthurian legends.

The charm of chess

Princess Morgan Le Fey
Played chess one day,
With magical Merlin,
He was white, she was black
As sin.

Merlin opened with a yawn,
Then moved his middle pawn,
Morgan mirrored his gambit
And foresaw her wider ambit.

Morgan advanced a bold endgame,
A strategy that would set her name
In the annals of dark sorcery
By plotting a game of debauchery.

So, King mates Queen,
All is serene,
Queen takes Knight,
All is not right.

So, Arthur beds Guinevere
Camelot's woes disappear,
Guinevere seduces Lancelot,
Mordred captures Camelot.

Chris Fernie, 2009

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2009-06-27 at 11:55

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liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
Nice..A rather bewitching poem