Haiku Bob – Round 14 – the sound of empty

 

dreary defeat –

less beauty

in Grundy’s leap

 

 

 

even before the defeat

one of my dreams

fading

 

 

 

shortest day –

our forward line

still asleep

 

 

 

winter chill –

our one and only goal

for the quarter

 

 

 

sun then cloud

our touch

comes and goes

 

 

 

struggling to score

seagulls flood

the forward line

 

 

 

losing

in front of a small crowd

the sound of empty

 

 

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. John Butler says:

    That beautifully captures what I saw and felt from a distance, HB. Those Port seagulls swarmed all day.

    The Pies seem willing, but just not able to match it week to week. They need Wells and Elliot back asap.

    Interesting times come the end of the season.

    Cheers

  2. Phillip Dimitriadis says:

    Is it also the sound of resignation HB? Nicely captured.

  3. Steve Hodder says:

    Bob,
    I’m taking off for the M.C.G. today. I still have those ‘two halves’ of “love and hate” in my head from our last meeting. Full of anticipation, for the footy and the poem.

    onya

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