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Submitted by robbie_1969 on November 5, 2014 at 4:16 AM.
Space can be a difficult strategic concept to get a handle on in a game of chess. Every pawn structure has the capacity to house a quota of pieces, exceed that quota and your position will 'feel', cramped, over extend and your pieces may lose mobili...Read more »
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Tá Mé 'mo Shuí I Am Awake
I am up since the moon arose last night
Putting down a fire again and again and keeping it lit
The family is in bed and here am I by myself
The cocks are crowing and the country is asleep but me.
I love your mouth, your eyebrows and your cheeks
Your bright blue eyes for whose sake I gave up contentment
In longing for you I cannot see to walk the road
Friend of my bosom, the mountains lie between me and you.
Learned men say that love is a fatal sickness
I never admitted it until now that my heart is broken
It’s a very painful illness, alas, I have not avoided it
And it sends a hundred arrows through the core of my heart.
I met a fairy woman in the hollow of Béal an Átha
I asked her would any key unlock the love in my heart
And she said in soft, simple language
“When love enters the heart it will never be driven from it.”
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