A PLEASANT dream. Methought the smooth square
Grew rugged as the chequered field of life ; ^
My chessmen took a human shape and moved,
The White with purpose good, the Black with ill.
Behind the hosts in serried ranks arrayed
The Powers of Light and Darkness held their place ;
And I, half-pleased, half-puzzled, watched the game.
Or so it says here.
... to do with chess Index