The Chessmen's Flood

The chessmen's board is flooded
since it's rained all day and night.
The rooks provide a wooden bridge
in answer to their plight.

It's like the bridge in Avignon -
the pawns soon take the chance
to step up high upon the bridge
and have a little dance.

The bishops like the bridge, but still
find usefulness in boats,
while both the black queen and the white queen
clear their royal throats:

Sur le pont d'Avignon,
Pion y danse, pion y danse,
Sur le pont d'Avignon,
Pion y danse tout en rond.

© Celia Warren 2016

This is the latest adventure of the chessmen. To catch up on their previous adventures, click the links below. If you want to find out more about them, have a look at my 'About' page.

The Chessmen's Holiday

Chessmen in the Garden

Fool's Mate

Wedding on the Chessboard

Secret Moves

Chessmen at the Zoo

King Fishers

The Artist

Two Bishops in Bed


A Drive in the Country

Singing in the Shower?

A Dalek on the Chessboard

Carol Singers

The Pawns' Football Match

The Bishop's Nightmare

Letting Off Steam 

Chessmen at the Seaside

The Chessmen Abroad

The Black King's Hobby

Damage Limitation

The Bishop's Train

In the Post

Merry Christmas

A Family Gathering

The Chessmen Keep Warm

Strictly Chessmen

The Chessmen's Jigsaw

The Shrinking Bath


Phoning Home

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