“Foot ball’s fate is to be hit by feet
Kicks from all sides the poor is to meet.
Each team carries it to the goal of opponent
This homeless has no place permanent.”
(Prof Niamat Ali Murtazai in Foot Ball)
“I played goalkeeper.
I coached high school soccer teams:
I lost interest.”
(M. Walker in the haiku A soccer report)
“There’s a place for everything,
There’s a place for everything
Where it ought to be:
For a chicken, the hen’s wing;
For poison, the bee’s sting;
For almond-blossom, Spring;
A beerhouse for me.”
(R. Graves in Strong beer)
"Let us drink and sport today; Ours is not tomorrow. Love with youth flies swift away, Age is naught but sorrow." (J. Gay in Air XXII from The Beggar's Opera) Seraing (B)
“Farewell, my joy!
Adieu, my love and pleasure!
To sport and toy
We have no longer leisure.
Fa la la!
Until our next consorting!
Sweet love, be true!
And thus we end our sporting.
Fa la la!”
(From Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age)