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