Haiku Bob – AFL Round 18 – the big sticks

  murky stars the air heavy with Presti’s absence     deep winter the mating season for misdirected kicks     moon glint a daisy among the weeds of our forward line     night mist Leon turns expressionist     another behind – a seagull sails between the big sticks     slow moving [Read more]

AFL Round 17 – Haiku Bob – winter sounds

Friday Night Football florescent ump waits for TV cue I slurp plastic beer

AFL Round 16 – Haiku Bob – from somewhere a cloud

stars appearing our game plan in a million pieces   gazing at the centre half forward no longer there     sharp wind Hodge’s torpedo pierces the night   swirling breeze whichever way we want to go we can’t   cloudless night from somewhere a cloud of hawks   in the clear Toovey kicks it [Read more]

Haiku Bob: AFL Round 15: blur of bodies

hot start the coolness in our play Leon’s blind turn I top up the wine glass without looking surrounded by winter O’Bree works the ball loose unnoticed rolling thunder the ball tumbles from end to end dwindling lead I take everything back in winter’s hold driven only by the goal we need less than a [Read more]

Haiku Bob: AFL Round 14 – green shoots

first bounce the calm of dusk disperses   green shoots spear through charred remains Cloke finding form   no breeze to speak of the moon at the scoring end   artificial light Daisy’s goal fanciful   Presti repels another attack moths bash into floodlights   wondering what it is that makes Jack kick so straight [Read more]

Haiku Bob: Round 13 – the lull between goals

  the lull between goals   saturday afternoon the full forward rips the ball from the sky       Didak props the way the forward line opens up     before and after the final siren – Dick’s grin     Harry begins the journey back to where he was before the goal   [Read more]

Haiku Bob: Round 12: The floodlights hum

low crowd Didak and the floodlights hum   trails in the dew two wayward brothers cross paths     leaf veins the burly spearhead lays bare his frailties     rain weary sky Cox gets caught gets caught again     longest night the Swans catch us late in the third     from the [Read more]

Haiku Bob: Community Cup — shifty winds

pre-match the dressing room fills with smoke     Community Cup – decked out in team colours the family dog     in the clinches beer guts hold right of way     burly rover streams forward way up ahead his former self     rain comes the crowd on the hill unmoved     [Read more]

AFL Round 11: cloudburst by Haiku Bob

cloudburst       Queen’s Birthday the number one pick rubs shoulders with the best           this day looks no different yet eight unanswered goals           dark clouds and Presti shut out any light           cloudburst – goal sharks spill over themselves for [Read more]

Haiku Bob: inside the arc

by Haiku Bob inside the arc         half moon just the one man inside the arc           first chip out wide I reach for my beer           night dew the world wobbles on Swan’s kicking           moon-punched sky Harry squirts [Read more]

Haiku Bob: poking holes

    Dreamtime – end to end Leon poking holes in the rolling zone           real-time TV Pendlebury spots targets out of picture           Anthony shoots – the moon post-high           Indian summer we suddenly kick it to the hot spots     [Read more]

AFL Round 8: (FPS) Haiku Bob – gathering gloom

gathering gloom before and after defeat piles of dead leaves colour my thoughts old rivals enter the fray – dark clouds all our perfect passes during the warm up leaves twist and turn we fall under Judd’s spell drifting clouds Anthony pulls another shot for goal dappled light all our short passes too short autumn [Read more]

FPS: bottom falls off by Haiku Bob

bottom falls off       more than once this love has pushed me into misery           monday night football white collared footy jumpers           brittle night the bottom falls off our game plan           the moon outside many of our kicks go [Read more]

Thin white moon

by Haiku Bob     Fraser’s stoop the long curve of the thin white moon             crisp autumn night Pendlebury sticks his little gives             leafless trees Lockyer finds himself loose           rolling zone the crumb gatherer wheels right and bends [Read more]

Round 5 – The Middle Distance

by Haiku Bob       round 5 – the middle distance       Anzac Day defeat staring into the middle distance         cold snap the empty space where our ruckman used to be         swirling breeze Pendlebury splits the pack with a fake         [Read more]

Round 4 haiku: reeling them in

distant thunder Rocca lugs his thighs to the square * * rain soaked shoes while they dry abusing the umps! * * half moon our defence also sliced in half * * between scudding clouds the moon and Pendlebury * * half-time cigarette a long sigh joins the leaden sky * * after heavy rain [Read more]

Magic Medhurst beats flood by surfing it

Aqueous – a. Of water; containing water; produced by water. A wet mixture. Watery place, Brisbane. Where rain is rain. Soaking everything it hits. Even the things it doesn’t. Like today. Like my socks. Wet through. Often it doesn’t rain in Brisbane, of course. Clear, hot, dry days. These days are the wettest. On these [Read more]

Rotting Leaves by Haiku Bob – Round 3

40 point turnaround – in good times and bad we are gathered here balmy night Cox effortlessly runs too far