AFL Round 14 – Port Adelaide v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): no one home

no one home
he kicks it there
anyway

 

 

cloud on cloud
I struggle to remember when
we were this bad

 

 

bare trees –
the umpire plucks the ball
from the tangle of limbs

 

 

clouds snatch the sky
our only path to goal
closed off

 

 

interstate game –
is that really our team
on the TV?

 

 

light gone
the last chance
blown

 

 

the moon
not yet risen
our hearts not in it

 

 

early darkness –
our team quits
before the final siren

 

 

bitter wind –
what this team
has put me through

 

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. Peter_B says:

    Beautiful HB. The lament of the disappointed fan everywhere – be they Magpie or Eagle.

  2. “I struggle to remember when
    we were this bad”

    The second half of the 2009 Preliminary Final the Pies were worse.

  3. haiku bob says:

    Thanks Dips!

  4. Peter Flynn says:

    Not bad for 2am HB.

    2013 Inaugural Stockholm Archipelago Outdoor Assassin Championship Results

    First Carlton 21 points

    Second Collingwood 17 points

    Third Geelong 16 points

    Geelong struggled with the wind. Collingwood potted some superb long pots.

    Credit to Carlton.

  5. haiku bob says:

    Carlton’s homeground advantage cannot be underestimated PF. Think the Pies and Cats can be well pleased with their efforts.

    I’m copping a bit of stick in some quarters about the first haiku of this week’s sequence – that it may be in breach of copyright of Nathan Buckley’s game plan.

    Might need to get myself a silk.

    HB.

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