Friday, December 10th, 2004
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mud and blood mixed
likewise friend and foe entrenched
what a match, 1914
© Clik the mouse, 10th December 2004
For anybody interested in the subject of the Christmas Day Truce of 1914, and the match played in No Man’s Land,
then check out the Archive section of this site.
There is also a section dedicated to Haiku’s on the subject, which can be accessed from the Archive page, or from this following link :
where you can add your own Haiku.
Listen out for a radio article on this subject, being aired tomorrow on BBC Radio Good Morning Wales news show, to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Christmas Truce.
Football Poets have been invited to appear on the show. However, at the time of writing, it’s not clear as to whether our representatives can be reached in time to contribute.
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20th June 2019 at 2:37 pm
Lovely poem Rhys, and That Lone Ship looks a boss book.
See in context
9th May 2019 at 12:59 pm
Great poem Clik – witty and memorable, worthy of a quite remarkable occasion.
9th May 2019 at 12:58 pm
Great poem Sharon, worthy of a quite remarkable occasion.
9th May 2019 at 12:54 pm
I really like this poem. So many great phrases: “striped and manicured”, “a crowd of heads go drooping”, “and maintain home advantage”, “when Mum blew for dinner”. Much appreciated! Thank you.
7th May 2019 at 10:37 am
Such great words Ray. So evocative of that time of innocence Kepp on mate. More please. It will be under the Nostaglia section too.
26th March 2019 at 10:16 am
As a child I drew crowds; row upon row,
fifteen thousand little circles for the fans,
such a great line…bewcause we all did…and golaposts nets and floodlights too…
25th March 2019 at 11:39 am
Thanks for the love
1st March 2019 at 11:35 am
Thank you, great story.
Thank you and thanks for the share
1st March 2019 at 11:34 am