AFL Round 2 – Collingwood v Carlton (Haiku Bob): Sparkling from the rain

 

autumn leaves falling over one another for the ball

 

 

sun teasing us
Swan in and out
of the game

 

 

lull in play
the sound of rain
on the grandstand

 

 

autumn rain –
the ball dribbles through
for a goal

 

 

stop start rain
we get our noses in front
then fall behind

 

 

sky clears
a run of goals
breaks the game open

 

 

still sparkling
from the rain, Elliot
bobs up again

 

 

falling into
his shadow
the tired ruck man

 

 

MCG dusk…
Elliot marks at the top
of Gabbo’s run

 

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. Delightful HB. Even if the game was played at Etihad you could have talked about the rain.

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