Monday, June 12, 2017

With idiosyncrasies of a genius

                                                                                           Attribution: © A Mixed Bag
Image: The War Machine (here)

SW's 12 given words:
ignite miracle pin rancid ripple touch 
shadow trance walk water within whisper 

Is it most opportune to again ignite
The unforgettable Fischer-Spassky miracle
Not to pin down on something infinite
But on an occasion rancid with ripples

To touch even a shadow of the blotches
Where spectators came face to face
With all the idiosyncrasies of a genius
Who held them in a trance in every match

Fischer led them through some 'disproves'
He walked them in like fish through water
Some were plainly psychological moves
Emerged victor within whispers of the Cold War

Sunday Photo Fiction June 2017
Brenda's Sunday Whirl's Wordle #303
Marian's at Real Toad's  -  the tuesday platform


  1. Get in their head and a lot can sure come out of it, not always good.

  2. Took those words to a new level. Well done, Hank

  3. This is such a brilliant write, Hank!

  4. Thanks for an amazing write, Hank, I had to research Fischer-Spassky miracle so as not to miss any salient points

    Have a nice Tuesday

    much love...

  5. What a cool topic to have chosen!

  6. Good one. And now? Who will be our Bobby Fischer?

    1. Magnus Carlsen (Norwegian, born 30 November 1990)the current World Chess Champion. A chess prodigy, Carlsen earned his grandmaster title at the age of 13 years and 148 days - Wiki

  7. So cool when chess happened like this... of Course the Cold War was the perfect backdrop for this.

  8. I particularly love, 'He walked them in like fish through water'.

  9. Wonderful poem. So much said in these little verses. Chess can be a symbol/metaphor of so much.

  10. Awesome blog, i always enjoy & read the post you are sharing!
    Thank for your very good article...!