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Day 32 : b) a review, in Haiku

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The following Haiku, dedicated to, among others, Matt Holland,
Kevin Kilbane, David Connolly, Stuart Pearce, Chris Waddle,
Gareth Southgate, David Batty, Roberto Baggio, Joaquin

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Pain of penalty shootouts Haiku

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Black moods, emotional penury
Strength sapping shoot-out shivers
We all pay the penalty

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Fortunately, due to a cracking tournament, there’s no one obvious
to dedicate this one to :

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Cynical tackle Haiku

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Hatchet-man, doing his job
Plants his foot and swings his axe
Another player hits the dirt

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Tribute to Irish Playwright, author and poet, John B. Keane,
who died on the eve of the World Cup Final opening ceremony.
In case you don’t know him or think you haven’t heard of him,
among many famous plays and short stories, he wrote ‘The Field’
which was adapted into a successful film, starring
Richard Harris as farmer Bull McCabe, also John Hurt,
Tom Berenger and Brenda Fricker.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 This Haiku is a direct reference to his namesake’s
outburst and consequent expulsion from the Irish squad,
that same week that John B died.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Tribute Haiku

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Farewell, John B. Keane
Your Field, full of Bull too, but
Your words, far better chosen

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Still on the subject of Ireland :

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Best Fans of the tournament Haiku

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Black brew and stout men
Spill their smiles across the land
Fair play laps it up

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 the craic was mighty Haiku

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Stout hearts and high spirits
Irish ayes are smiling for more
Green, white ‘n’ gold party pack

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Expectations growing Haiku

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Black brew and stout hearts
Flowing football creates a tide
Fanaticism expects more

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 And lastly, two favourites, already posted :

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 Perugia sacked Ahn Jung Hwan, who scored the winning golden goal
for South Korea against Italy! Just because he had the temerity to score
against them!

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 Sour grapes Haiku

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 From sun bles’t slopes
Goalden vines, of sour grapes
Ahn tastes bittersweet glory

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 Portugal’s Link man Haiku

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 Sergio Conceiçao
Conscientiously concatenates
Defence and attack

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Notes

And to think, that until recently, I didn’t even know what Haiku was.
Go on, have a go!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/day-32-b-a-review-in-haiku/