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[6-16-2009 Update Insert: Most of what is in this space is now moot. I found out what I was doing wrong and have reinstated Archives and Labels searches. They do work. However, in certain cases you may prefer Labels to Archives. Example: 1976 Today begins in November of 2006 and concludes in December of 2006, but there are other related posts in other months. Note: Labels only shows 20 posts at a time. There are 21 hubs, making 21 (which is for 1976 Today) an older hub.] ********************************* to my online poems and song lyrics using Archives. Use hubs for finding archival locations but do not link through them. Originally an AOL Journal, where the archive system was nothing like the system here, this blog was migrated from there to here in October of 2008. Today (Memorial/Veteran's Day, May 25, 2009) I discovered a glitch when trying to use a Blogger archive. Now, it may be template-related, but I am unable to return to S M or to the dashboard once I am in the Archives. Therefore, I've decided on this approach: a month-by-month post guide. The sw you see in the codes here stood for Salchert's Weblog when I began it in November of 2006. It later became Sprintedon Hollow. AOL provided what were called entry numbers, but they weren't consistent, and they didn't begin at the first cardinal number. That is why the numbers after "sw" came to be part of a post's code. ************** Here then is the month-by-month post guide: *2006* November: 00001 through 00046 - December: 00047 through 00056 -- *2007* January: 00057 through 00137 - February: 00138 through 00241 - March: 00242 through 00295 - April: 00296 through 00356 - May: 00357 through 00437 - June: 00438 through 00527 - July: 00528 though 00550 - August: 00551 through 00610 - September: 00611 through 00625 - October: 00626 through 00657 - November: 00658 through 00729 - December: 00730 through 00762 -- *2008* January: 00763 through 00791 - February: 00792 through 00826 - March: 00827 through 00849 - April: 00850 through 00872 - May: 00873 through 00907 - June: 00908 through 00931 - July: 00932 through 00955 - August: 00956 through 00993 - September 00994 through 01005 - October: 01006 through 01007 - November: 01008 through 01011 - December: 01012 through 01014 -- *2009* January: 01015 through 01021 - February: 01022 through 01028 - March: 01029 through 01033 - April: 01034 through 01036 - May: 01037 through 01044 - ******************************************************* 1976 Today: 2006/11 and 2006/12 -- Rooted Sky 2007: 2007/01/00063rsc -- Postures 2007: 2007/01/sw00137pc -- Sets: 2007/02/sw00215sgc -- Venturings: 2007/03/00216vc -- The Undulant Trees: 2007/03/00266utc -- This Day's Poem: 2007/03/00267tdpc -- Autobio: 2007/04/sw00316ac -- Fond du Lac: 2007/04/00339fdl -- Justan Tamarind: 2007/05/sw00366jtc -- Prayers in December: 2007/05/sw00393pindc -- June 2007: 2007/06/sw00440junec -- Seminary: 2007/07/sw00533semc -- Scatterings: 2008/08/00958sc ** Song Lyrics: 2008/02/sw00797slc ********** 2009-06-02: Have set S M to show 200 posts per page. Unfortunately, you will need to scroll to nearly the bottom of a page to get to the next older/newer page.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Scatterings Chess About the game of chess I know: the queen alone most wields the power--not the knights (for all their fancy moving), not the bishops (fervently diagonal), not the rooks (uniquely armed), and surely not the pawns (gutsy munchkins)--that moves their king if, once in battle, moved he'll be, and king indeed, well served, exalt thereby his queen, think generously of his loyal pawns, alive and dead, and his jousting knights, urged and decorated; his adjutant rooks; validate the blessings of his bishops who, false or true, represent Belief; are bishops to the masses. Better to be a blessed king, however dependent upon one's rooks and the holy mobility of one's queen and the valors of one's sacred knights and one's solace in having fearless pawns no matter they be middling: just pawns, than one unblessed. O transcendental bishops, the thought of whom inspires a kingdom's knights and clasps a cape of wonder on its king! But, ah, the eyes of the goddess, the queen, and the deft straight movements of the deep rooks! What graces out of these! Always a rook's intrigue captures, readying behind the pawns to be a last defense with the piercing queen long after, perhaps, the ingenuous bishops have gone; to be a fortress for its king after the earth inters his bloodied knights if not our memories of them. Those knights I'd often be, and have, and am; those rooks, venturing for and enclosing my king, whoever / whatever; and the squat pawns too; and the slicing, nebulous bishops; and that feudal jewel above all, his queen. Though lost be his knights and squiring pawns and castling rooks and angling bishops, what a joyous king with a constant queen! (10-16-82) - Brian A. J. Salchert 2008-08-12


naperdillygirl said...

You are very talented....have you published? N.

thinkinglizard said...

Yes, but not consistently, because I drifted into
other interests at various times, and because I
tired of the writer-to-editor relatiionships.  So
here is where I am publishing now.  Am pleased
you liked what you read.  I just made two
changes in this "Chess" piece.