The Bishop Moves Diagonally

      Steve Silkin
The Bishop Moves Diagonally

A poem about Bobby Fischer, Jimmy Page ... and me and my dad. ... Some of the ideas came to me as I realized he was the same age as Jimmy Page, who was about to play a Led Zeppelin reunion in London when Fischer died.This is a poem about the life and death of Bobby Fischer. Some of the ideas came to me as I realized he was the same age as Jimmy Page, who was about to play a Led Zeppelin reunion in London when Fischer died. I looked back on life and remembered how I learned chess, how I saw Led Zeppelin play "Stairway to Heaven" before it was released on the album, how I followed Fischer's career over the years, and my memories of chess games with my father.
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