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Friday, February 12, 2010

My poetry illustrated by MIster-M

I am pleased to present to you 2 of the poems I wrote when I was a kid, in 2001, "A Bush" and "A Candle's Dream". Those and other ones can be found in both my books "How I Became Grandmaster at Age 14" and my new "Diary of a Chess Queen", both on sale on

You see them here also illustrated by Mister-M, whom I thank whole-heartedly!

A Candle's Dream

In the deep dark of night, a candle was crying.
She shone through the dusk, while ardently trying
With tears and with work, to bring back the brightness of day.
She was melting, but time never goes in the opposite way. 
It was not her fate to see morning light.
It was not her fate to make day out of night. 
Yet still, she warmed the darkness with her passionate gleam, 
While burning down, she held the faith in a beautiful dream.

A Bush

In a dark forest that neither Sun nor light ever visit,
A small bush was growing, wrapped in mist.
Like a free bird, he was of awesome beauty
Like a tender flower, by Spring he was caressed.
He was lonely and lived in this world by himself,
Spreading his warmth through the dusk of the forest.
He did not live long in this gloomy captivity,
And carried with him all of his thoughts when he left.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion


  • At February 13, 2010 at 5:06 AM , Anonymous Ezekial1 said...

    You are so multi-talented, Alexandra. Chess and poetry are not Worlds apart as people might think. They both involve analysing/making patterns and keeping in control of our emotions. I'm sure there may be many of your chess playing colleagues who write poetry as well.

  • At February 13, 2010 at 7:03 AM , Blogger Antonio Carlos Brasileiro said...

    Beautiful and sad dreams... Involve issues sometimes experienced in early adolescence: loneliness, insecurity about the future, hope, need for affection, love ... Coming from those who come, the message is that in order to achieve a goal, one must go through many thorny paths ... And then ... Was it worth it? In this case, I think so!
    In Portuguese:
    Lindos e tristes sonhos... Eles envolvem temas às vezes vividos no início da adolescência: solidão, insegurança quanto ao futuro, esperança, necessidade de carinho, de amor... Vindo de quem vem, a mensagem é: que para conseguir atingir um objetivo, tem-se que passar por muitos caminhos espinhosos... E aí... Valeu a pena? Nesse caso presente, creio que sim!

  • At February 13, 2010 at 10:16 AM , Anonymous R7-Android Super 17 said...

    Yeah Mister M. is awesome, I like the effects on Alexandra's eyes.

    As for the Alexandra's poetry I always liked it. I use to call Alexandra as "The Perfect Woman" but the title of 'Multi-talented girl' is no bad I think.

    By the way, I wish for Alexandra and her fans a happy Valentine's Day, the love is first. "Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all."

  • At February 14, 2010 at 5:10 AM , Blogger josias said...

    were beautiful and the poem are the eyes of innocence.
    and thank Android super 17. the effects are beautiful but because of the beauty of the model


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