Haiku Bob Round 7 – Collingwood v Carlton: racing clouds



shadowy light –

talk in the stands turns

to sacking the coach





racing clouds

a chain of handpasses

falls apart





dropped mark –

distant memory of how it feels

to hold a Sherrin





clouds full of rain –

this could well end up

in tears





darker than I thought –

a goal to the arch rival

ices the game





big upset

not counting on

such a moon





a magpie

alone on a branch –

how much you’ll be missed


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. haiku bob says:

    It’s been a sad week all round for Pies fans.
    I’m almost lost for words – which makes me even more grateful for haiku!

    The last haiku in this sequence is dedicated to Lou Richards, who I adored as a child. It is a bit of a metaphor, as magpies are renowned for having life partners. It is rare that you see a magpie alone. The partner is never far away. Except for now. RIP Louie.


  2. Warren Tapner says:

    This Carlton tragic feels your pain
    Hooroo Lou, and thank you
    Time to study haiku

  3. Phillip Dimitriadis says:

    Beautifully expressed HB. Lou was such a huge part of our footy childhoods, his aura, lingo and sense of humour as well as his devotion to Collingwood will never be forgotten.

    As for the current custodians – the unknowns are revealing themselves -painfully.

  4. E.regnans says:

    Thanks very much, HB.
    Fine words, fine absence of words.

  5. John Butler says:

    Can they be unknown if they’re revealed?

    HB, I think the bad times bring out the best in you.

    Cheers (for Blues fans, anyway)

  6. HB – our footy clubs pick us up and slam us down again. The bastards.

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