Week One: Paintings and Poetry No.1: On Seeing Almehs Playing Chess in a Cafe


Source: A Painting A Day, Facebook group

Almehs playing Chess in a Café (1870)
French painter, draftsman & sculptor
Oil on canvas, 55 x 65.5 cm
By : Jean Leon Gerome (1824-1904)

The two women play chess in the lightness of pastel hues
One woman grips her knee
As the warriors brave war curtsey for the country
Where are we all from anyway
beyond this square frame of a world?
The chess piece, a man, makes his stand.
There the light shines into this human world
Onto a square
As if God’s own arrangement
The world turns.

© Zubyre Parvez 2016 All Rights Reserved

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The EaghamsWRITER BIO: Zubyre Parvez (BA hons) studied English Literature at Hertfordshire University. He writes song lyrics, poetry, short stories, reviews, and articles for The Taoist Crucible.  His poetry won runners up in a competition judged by Simon Armitage and Margaret Atwood. His poetry has been published in Kobita. His articles have appeared in The Epoch Times as a journalist for the newspaper. He has worked for New Tang Dynasty Television as a journalist. You can catch up with his tweets @TheEaghams

Further Links:

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Paintings and Poetry: On Seeing Saint George and The Dragon by Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594)


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BIO:The Eaghams aka Zubyre Parvez is an Indie singer songwriter from London. His song The Roots was played on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Excalibuh. He has collaborated such as Mr Hectic, ath Jason Air formerly of Island records. He has played at The Garage, and various open mics.

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