AFL Round 10 – Brisbane v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): makeshift moon

 

makeshift moon
stars cover up
what’s missing

 

 

humid night
Ball absorbs
tackle after tackle

 

 

sapping heat
Reid resembles something
like a forward

 

 

dewy night the ground reflects our shortcomings

 

 

banana on the run if only life was that easy

 

 

sticky conditions
a few lucky handpasses
hold it together

 

 

miskick
Swan goals
in spite of it

 

 

heat out of the game
the rose heads
drop

 

 

night dew
the length of the season
sinking in

 

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. You should have seen the Collingwood-mad in the bar of the All Nations the night of the Footy Town launch. They loved it – as the storm crashed and banged and pelted outside.

  2. Myron Lysenko says:

    Hi Rob,
    I love these haiku.
    Especially these two:

    dewy night the ground reflects our shortcomings

    heat out of the game
    the rose heads
    drop

    I was very happy about last night’s result between Essendon and Carlton. It’s such a great feeling when your team plays badly and still manages to beat a bitter rival.

  3. haikubob says:

    thanks Myron.
    Hoping Collingwood do a similar thing on Monday. They’ve certainly got the ‘playing badly’ part down pat.

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