AFL Finals Week 1 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide (Haiku Bob): when blossoms fall

when blossoms fall –
Collingwood
falls apart

 

 

caught between
two defenders
the moon

 

 

September jitters –
passing it to the guy
who isn’t there

 

 

blown by a wind no one can see behind

 

 

bright moon
making no impression
on the scoreboard

 

 

Swan
keeping us in the game
just Swan

 

 

all the different moves
still no one
on Wingard

 

 

unthinkable moon
the blank stare
of the coach

 

 

September
the winners and losers’
different worlds

 

 

About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a Melbourne-born resident of Sweden who spent his adolsecence in Queensland. He has also had stints in Japan and The Netherlands but calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.

Comments

  1. Brilliant. As always.

  2. Haunting, HB.
    Evocative.
    Evocatively haunting.

  3. Brilliant HB. Just brilliant……

    Infinitely better than the media outlets who all parrot the same stuff after each game.

    “Passing to the guy who isn’t there…..”. Says it all so simply.

  4. haiku is my therapy.
    you need therapy following this mob.
    thanks for indulging me.

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