we glide the chess board
from dark to light, night to day
castles rise and fall
Photo credit: Pixabay
Life as a game of chess is a metaphor often used in past centuries:
‘Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.
© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)
This is my response to Carpe Diem #1308 — A Game of Chess.