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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17th March 2017 at 8:54 am
Great line – made me laugh out loud.
See in context
10th March 2017 at 1:06 pm
A very touching salute to men like Nobby Stiles, who can no longer remember what the rest of us will never forget.
8th March 2017 at 5:23 pm
[you all owe me a beer]
Next time a player fires the ball off to Margate, I’ll buy you a beer where it lands!
8th March 2017 at 10:51 am
I hope you like the format when you print it out, Ianthe. Let me know if you think it could be improved.
7th March 2017 at 7:51 pm
There’s something special about Craven Cottage. Thanks.
7th March 2017 at 7:49 pm
7th March 2017 at 6:46 pm
As touching and descriptive as I thought it would be Graham. So good to see that a sorry defeat for your team can bring out real emotion expressed so vividly in your poem. I hope you don’t mind if I print it out. Cheers, Ianthe
7th March 2017 at 5:59 pm
Such a fine verse….about a place I’ve always loved.
it’s so well written and respectful to the Cottagers…. that I didn’t discover til the end that you weren’t a Fulham fan, whjo like PNE also harbour hopes of the play offs. Nice one Graham ..more please..we need you!
7th March 2017 at 12:05 pm
[Ideas of March]
Nice image Crispin, but I believe it’s the Ides of March!
6th March 2017 at 2:04 pm
one might also ask
why was he still on the pitch?