I have decided to record my experiences watching Japan’s World Cup 06 campaign in haiku. Most if not all the games will be watched along with my friend Hiromasa Shirai. It is to him that I dedicate this literary endeavor.

Haiku 05 – 21:00
Match one was painful
Heroics followed by farce
Can we recover?

Haiku 06 – 21:23
Y. Kawaguchi
The save that keeps us alive

Haiku 07 – 22:17
Players have been killed for less
A proud nation weeps

Haiku 08 – 22:08
Shirai san removes
his blue jersey in disgust
Fracture to my heart

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