Chalkboard of haiku, number 53.

Chalkboard of Haiku
If you need a little help for the second haiku, please read the following excerpt
from an article of the University of Texas History Corner.

« While a few players strapped nose guards over their faces, most went without any protection. Instead, they grew their hair longer, and at game time wrapped bandages around their heads and over the tops of ears (to prevent ears from being pulled and torn), which pushed the hair up into a mop. The mat of hair was supposed to be sufficient cushioning to prevent severe injuries.»
And… The name of this mat of hair : chrysanthemum-haired.

The complete article, here.
And a humorous cover of  Puck magazine at the Library of Congress, there.

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About Jodoin Richard

This is my beautiful football helmet. It is written in Japanese: Haijin. This means in English: haiku poet or haikuist. So, enjoy one of the most ancient form of Japanese poetry, and also discover the North American football from a different angle.
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