Haiku Bob Round 20: somewhere the moon


winter rain —

the ball tossed between bodies

of water



somewhere the moon —

Port players have trouble

finding the ball



soggy night —

Blair uses his

lack of height



night rain —

Collingwood players

add to the glitter



non-stop rain —

a dyke erected

across the half-back line



long winter —

the ball stained

with Swan’s foot



20 goal win

adding years

to my life



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.


  1. I hope that big hairy Moon is somewhere close in round 24 and perhaps a few weeks beyond, Rob.

    Some of those stars may see stars.

    (Is a dyke an igneous intrusion?)

  2. haiku bob says:

    i believe you’re right phanto.
    i have a soft spot for dykes.
    they kept me alive for 6 years in holland.

  3. By the way Rob;

    I would score that verse as one of your finest.

    Hows that for an olive leaf going into the finals?

  4. haiku bob says:

    nice try phanto.

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