Ligo Haibun Challenge – The Game

Copyright - Penny

Copyright – Penny

He grins at the check. My horse manages to save the king, but the game would probably be over in two moves. And that is predictable. He suddenly loses patience and pushes all my chess pieces with his pawn and declares himself the winner. Then, he jumps twice and runs away; typical of his eight years.

Young moon

piqued at late dawn

bounces away

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31 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – The Game

    • As a child, I used to do what the boy does in this narrative. not that I won, just pushing the other pieces away. lol. And you are so very right about the rules. Thank you kindly for reading and commenting

  1. Brilliant Nightlake, I loved it, for all the obvious reasons. What your words don’t say directly, the obvious is understood and delightfully true in real life! A perfect accompanying haiku! 🙂 xx

  2. So hard to loose, but once the lesson is learned…we can allow the eight year old his brief glee and muck running. Charming. I too agree with Penny that the haiku is a perfect fit.

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