AFL Grand Final – Haiku Bob – a thin mist

 

 

Grand final day
every seat taken
on the couch

 

clouds black and blue
the crunch of bodies
to kill the ball

 

 

no goals…
wild applause greets
a smother

 

 

shots for goal
sprayed far and wide
like Goddard’s nose

 

 

all day the rain Ablett not falling

 

 

last quarter
the big men
begin to sway

 

 

a gap opens up
in the clouds
Scarlett’s toe-poke

 

 

as a team
the losers drop
to their knees

 

 

September dusk
a thin mist covers
Riewoldt’s eyes

 

 

a shard of light
on every blade –
rain mixes with tears

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. Beautiful stuff, Rob.

  2. Peter Flynn says:

    HB,
    Gotta love the toe-poke.

  3. HB – someone has to lose I suppose. Very interested to get the views of those not emotionally involved in the game.

  4. haiku bob says:

    for some curious reason Dips, I tend to gravitate towards the losers…
    I don’t think I’ve seen more tears shed after a game than this one though.

    thanks Gigs

    and yes, Pete, i think the toe-poke is back!

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