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on World Cup countries haikus 1-32

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 on Algeria haiku

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 slyly on they creep
desert foxes in the sand
North Africa prays

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 on Argentina haiku

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 can it be their turn
will they flatter to deceive?
fav’rites often fall

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 on Australia haiku

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 whipping boys or class?
waltzing from the land of Oz
where Matildas dream

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 on Brazil haiku

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 rolling on like waves
rhythmic touch to samba beat
who can crack the nut?

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 on Cameroon haiku

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Roger Millar dreams
can the lions roar once more
could this be the year?

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 on Chile haiku

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 round and round they buzz
see them swarming on like bees
but can they win games?

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 on Denmark haiku

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 tough to break as ice
Scandanavia’s one hope
or just fairy tales?

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 on England haiku

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 three lions roar inside
flags in town and village fly
while we hope as one

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 on France haiku

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 no Zidane in sight
will they drop like croissant crumbs
falling to their knees?

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 on Germany haiku

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 method in their ev’ry move
first to raise the goal-fest bar
and to lay their towels

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 on Ghana haiku

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 one heart pounds aloud
strength and pace to spring surprise
scorpions can sting

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 on Greece haiku

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 will they stand up tall
or lie crumbled in the dust
like some Parthenon ?

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 on Honduras haiku

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 whipping boys again?
Los Cotrachos know no fear
passion drives them on

27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 on Italy haiku

28 Leave a comment on verse 28 0 driven on and poised
fiery-blood and desperate
will it end in tears?

29 Leave a comment on verse 29 0 on Japan haiku

30 Leave a comment on verse 30 0 technically neat
working in their numbered style
like U2 and ants

31 Leave a comment on verse 31 0 on Korea DPR haiku

32 Leave a comment on verse 32 0 fireflies from the North
mem’ries stir of sixty six
on this mighty stage

33 Leave a comment on verse 33 0 on Korea Republic haiku

34 Leave a comment on verse 34 0 Southern winds blow strong
warrior belief and pace
as they humble Greece

35 Leave a comment on verse 35 0 on Mexico haiku

36 Leave a comment on verse 36 0 Aztec fire and strength
army like attacks with speed
time to make their mark

37 Leave a comment on verse 37 0 on Netherlands haiku

38 Leave a comment on verse 38 0 seas of orange fans
always raising Dutch hopes high
will they fall again?

39 Leave a comment on verse 39 0 on New Zealand haiku

40 Leave a comment on verse 40 0 judging by their start
who’ll raise bets that they’ll still be
all white on the night?

41 Leave a comment on verse 41 0 on Nigeria haiku

42 Leave a comment on verse 42 0 super Eagles fly
palm wine moves to Afro-beat
passion grace and style

43 Leave a comment on verse 43 0 on Paraguay haiku

44 Leave a comment on verse 44 0 failure or success?
hopes depend on Santa Cruz
for the red and whites

45 Leave a comment on verse 45 0 on Portugal haiku

46 Leave a comment on verse 46 0 lighting ev’ry match
posing threats they fan the flame
’til Ronaldo strikes

47 Leave a comment on verse 47 0 on Serbia haiku

48 Leave a comment on verse 48 0 this fearless dark horse
Balkan heart and rugged pride
will they last the course?

49 Leave a comment on verse 49 0 on Slovakia haiku

50 Leave a comment on verse 50 0 independent now
can they stand on their own feet
and keep dreams in Czech?

51 Leave a comment on verse 51 0 on Slovenia haiku

52 Leave a comment on verse 52 0 unafraid they dance
buoyant with their vict’ry start
threat or also-ran?

53 Leave a comment on verse 53 0 on South Africa haiku

54 Leave a comment on verse 54 0 vuvuzelas drone
drowning ev’ry fear and song
can they match the sound?

55 Leave a comment on verse 55 0 on Spain haiku

56 Leave a comment on verse 56 0 fearleass matadors
camped like gypsies round the fire
setting hearts alight

57 Leave a comment on verse 57 0 on Switzerland haiku

58 Leave a comment on verse 58 0 milked of all but hope
like some tray of chocolates
are they tempting fate?

59 Leave a comment on verse 59 0 on Uruguay haiku

60 Leave a comment on verse 60 0 sky blue outsiders
gaucho spirit drives them on
will they be tangoed?

61 Leave a comment on verse 61 0 on USA haiku

62 Leave a comment on verse 62 0 one ecstatic fan
digitally re-enhanced
but back home who cares?

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