AFL Round 9 – Collingwood v Sydney (Haiku Bob): start of nothing

 

waning moon
last week it turns out
was the start of nothing

 

 

nearing winter
too soon to tell how much
we’ll lose by

 

 

Goodes juggles and weaves the rooftop moon

 

 

stars scattered
patterns forming
in how we concede goals

 

 

floodlit ‘G nothing follows up a flash of brilliance

 

 

vanilla moon
the ruckman
not yet a ruckman

 

 

flickering stars
the substitute fails to deliver
the spark

 

 

ten down in the last one lifeline shorter than the other

 

 

born ‘67
all I should have done
and said

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. Bloody Hell, HB, I was just starting to cheer up and think of tomorrow night.

  2. Tasman Hughes says:

    Nice.

  3. Earl O'Neill says:

    Great work, Bob. Last year I wrote a one sentence column, this year you’ve inspired me to write a column in verse. Iambic pentameter? Yeah, why not?!

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