Home
Shop  |  Calendar  |  Join  |  Buy Tickets  |  Hamnet  |  Site Rental  |  Press Room  
  
About UsWhat's OnUse the CollectionDiscover ShakespeareTeach & LearnFolger InstituteSupport Us
Shakespeare's Birthday

   Sign up for E-news!
   Printer Friendly

Untitled, by Clay Tamburri



Winner, Grades 4 - 6


At first you were bragging about your skill
And I just smirked and focused on the board.
Everything was good in the game until
You captured my queen with your claymore sword.
You laughed and said, "I'm really good at chess,"
But I didn't care, I just stared at the squares,
And said quietly, "I couldn't care less."
Just then, I had a plan to get your mares.
I captured your horses and laughed out loud,
And you started losing your tame temper.
Right after you got over your mad cloud
of anger, you saw your king in danger.
At first you thought that you were really great,
But I had the pleasure to say "Checkmate!"


Shakespeare. Shakespeare's sonnets. London, 1899




Bookmark and Share   
 
     Copyright & Policies   |   Sitemap   |   Contact Us   |   About This Site
RSS   
 
  Address:
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Get directions »
    Hours:
PublicReading Room
10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday8:45am to 4:45pm, Monday through Friday
12pm to 5pm, Sunday9am to noon and 1pm to 4:30pm, Saturday
    Phone:
Main: 202 544 4600
Box Office: 202 544 7077
Fax: 202 544 4623