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Playing Cards Poem
Posted by: Gayle Stephen (---.cpe.net.cable.roger)
Date: May 08, 2005 02:07PM

  In Grade 13 we read a book that had a poem in it explaining all the royal face cards in a deck of playing cards. It described what the kings and queens were wearing and what they had in their hands and why etc. I think it was written by a well known poet but have no idea who. Can't find it anywhere. Anyone recognize it or where I can find it? Thanks.

Re: Playing Cards Poem
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-01rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: May 09, 2005 05:30PM

I remember a similar religious-based explication, but I think it was prose instead of verse. Do you recall any of the lines or words?

Re: Playing Cards Poem
Posted by: Bairbre (---.bas502.dsl.esat.net)
Date: May 09, 2005 05:52PM

Wasn't it a country-and-western song about a defendant in a court case or was it a preacher admonishing a churchgoer for bringing the deck of cards with him into church?

Re: Playing Cards Poem
Posted by: Bairbre (---.bas502.dsl.esat.net)
Date: May 09, 2005 05:54PM

- have a look at this - is this what you were thinking of?

Re: Playing Cards Poem
Posted by: gillyflower (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 23, 2006 05:21PM

I remember a c and w song called Deck of Cards by Wink Martindale, and have seen it credited to T. Texas Tyler. Guess it wouldn't sound the same if it was G. Grimsby Oldthorpe.

Re: Playing Cards Poem
Posted by: Lily Neal (82.25.230.---)
Date: October 04, 2007 08:16AM

You might try looking at Alexander Pope's "Rape of The Lock". There is a section about halfway through when the main characters are playing cards, which might easily have been used at school rather than the whole long poem.

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