ANTIQUE CHESS TABLE. CHESS TABLE

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Antique Chess Table


antique chess table
    chess table
  • A chess table is a table built with features to make it useful for playing the game of chess. A chess board is usually integral to the table top and often two drawers are provided to hold the pieces when not in use.
    antique
  • A collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age
  • made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; "the beautiful antique French furniture"
  • old-timer: an elderly man
  • shop for antiques; "We went antiquing on Saturday"

8-3-08 C is for CHESS
8-3-08 C is for CHESS
II. A GAME OF CHESS by T. S. Eliot, from The Wasteland The Chair she sat in, like a burnished throne, Glowed on the marble, where the glass Held up by standards wrought with fruited vines From which a golden Cupidon peeped out (Another hid his eyes behind his wing) Doubled the flames of sevenbranched candelabra Reflecting light upon the table as The glitter of her jewels rose to meet it, From satin cases poured in rich profusion; In vials of ivory and coloured glass Unstoppered, lurked her strange synthetic perfumes, Unguent, powdered, or liquid - troubled, confused And drowned the sense in odours; stirred by the air That freshened from the window, these ascended In fattening the prolonged candle-flames, Flung their smoke into the laquearia, Stirring the pattern on the coffered ceiling. Huge sea-wood fed with copper Burned green and orange, framed by the coloured stone, In which sad light a carved dolphin swam. Above the antique mantel was displayed As though a window gave upon the sylvan scene The change of Philomel, by the barbarous king So rudely forced; yet there the nightingale Filled all the desert with inviolable voice And still she cried, and still the world pursues, "Jug Jug" to dirty ears. And other withered stumps of time Were told upon the walls; staring forms Leaned out, leaning, hushing the room enclosed. Footsteps shuffled on the stair. Under the firelight, under the brush, her hair Spread out in fiery points Glowed into words, then would be savagely still. "My nerves are bad to-night. Yes, bad. Stay with me. "Speak to me. Why do you never speak. Speak. "What are you thinking of? What thinking? What? "I never know what you are thinking. Think." I think we are in rats' alley Where the dead men lost their bones. "What is that noise?" The wind under the door. "What is that noise now? What is the wind doing?" Nothing again nothing. "Do "You know nothing? Do you see nothing? Do you remember "Nothing?" I remember Those are pearls that were his eyes. "Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head?" But O O O O that Shakespeherian Rag - It's so elegant So intelligent "What shall I do now? What shall I do?" I shall rush out as I am, and walk the street "With my hair down, so. What shall we do to-morrow? "What shall we ever do?" The hot water at ten. And if it rains, a closed car at four. And we shall play a game of chess, Pressing lidless eyes and waiting for a knock upon the door. When Lil's husband got demobbed, I said - I didn't mince my words, I said to her myself, HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME Now Albert's coming back, make yourself a bit smart. He'll want to know what you done with that money he gave you To get yourself some teeth. He did, I was there. You have them all out, Lil, and get a nice set, He said, I swear, I can't bear to look at you. And no more can't I, I said, and think of poor Albert, He's been in the army four years, he wants a good time, And if you don't give it him, there's others will, I said. Oh is there, she said. Something o' that, I said. Then I'll know who to thank, she said, and give me a straight look. HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME If you don't like it you can get on with it, I said. Others can pick and choose if you can't. But if Albert makes off, it won't be for lack of telling. You ought to be ashamed, I said, to look so antique. (And her only thirty-one.) I can't help it, she said, pulling a long face, It's them pills I took, to bring it off, she said. (She's had five already, and nearly died of young George.) The chemist said it would be alright, but I've never been the same. You are a proper fool, I said. Well, if Albert won't leave you alone, there it is, I said, What you get married for if you don't want children? HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME Well, that Sunday Albert was home, they had a hot gammon, And they asked me in to dinner, to get the beauty of it hot - HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME Goonight Bill. Goonight Lou. Goonight May. Goonight. Ta ta. Goonight. Goonight. Good night, ladies, good night, sweet ladies, good night, good night.
this was her day
this was her day
What's this?! What's this?! I promised Sophia I would spend the day with her, which all began with us watching The Nightmare Before Christmas and her going on about Sally and how she's like Sally, or is Sally, which all turned into us singing and quoting the gamut whilst we were paying attention and guitaring and drumming when not so much. HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN! I was explaining to her how I've only owned one pair of shoes my entire life and I built one of those machines like in Honey, I Shrunk The Audience of course. We played a game she made up about stretching our mouths really wide (can you do this? can you do this? can you do this?) and she t-otally beat me at the smaller teeth competition. My double jointed fingers always pull charm outta her, I taught her the chords Em and AMaj7/5+/84 on guitar and she alternated with which hand she'd hold of mine as we moonwalked through an antique store, a wireframe golden apple clutched in her palm. OH! Addictive typewriters and pianos. You should've seen the Chess table, so cheesy & expensive and fragile. We re-enacted STAR WARS! in my truck and plenty more games erupted from her brain all day. I leave for Vancouver now in less than 9 days and I'm gonna miss her so dearly.. "I AM Spiderman. You have to keep this between us." Giggling, she half-covered her face. "Su madre no puede saber!" I whispered, "...hasta el, ah..."

antique chess table
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