Haiku Bob- the twirling sherrin

footy season begins
all the teams freshly

first game of the year –
Ball tackles
without hesitation

umpire’s whistle –
side by side
fingers point together

crisp autumn shadows –
they answer each one
of our goals

feeling closer
to home –
Cloke shanks one

sun slips through clouds
Pendlebury finds himself
on the other side

Swan again –
the Sherrin must be
a lung

northern winter
struggling to find my rhythm
Daisy fluffs a mark

the partial reality
of a live stream –
Harry loses his man

sun reflected
on the twirling Sherrin
Krakouer’s goal

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. We Hird the coilition’s
    Bomber raids
    bring empires down

    Good to see you are up and about early in the Spring thaw Rob. Keep writing.

  2. HB – great work. Next week write about the Saints. It might start like this:

    zzz zz zzzzz
    zzz zzz zzzzzz

  3. Phil Dimitriadis says:


    great start to the season. Got a feeling that I’ll be seeing Krakouer’s name a fair bit in your poems this year. Go Pies!

  4. haiku bob says:

    ta phil

    krakouer is easy on the eye, even from this distance.

  5. Easy on the one eye…

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