preliminary final – the clock stops

 

 
late september
the veteran scores
the winning goal
 
 
the MCG in spring —
alive with hawks, magpies
and seagulls
 
 
the moon
punches a hole in the sky —
Tarrant spoils
 
 
bad live stream our hopes flickering
 
 
spring haze
a field of heavy-limbed
footballers
 
 
Swan gets rid of it
before I notice
he had it
 
 
clock runs down …
I imagine the goal
we need
 
 
how appropriate
after Buddy’s goal
the clock stops
 
 
cloud-swathed moon —
Ball’s curling snap slices
the tension
 
 
sounds of spring —
the last gasp win lingers
at the bar
 
 

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. Peter Flynn says:

    G’day HB,

    Where are you watching the 2011 GF from?

    There’s a large chance that I’ll be watching the 2012 edition from either Amsterdam, Den Haag or London.

    Cheers,

    PF

  2. PF

    I’ll be at my lucky pub here in Stockholm – The Liffey.
    Local footy club ‘The Solna Axemen’ are hosting this year’s grand final breakfast.
    6am kickoff.
    Should be a beauty.

    You?

  3. Peter Flynn says:

    G’day HB,

    Look at the current BOM Melbourne radar. Decent storms are rolling in from the NW.

    Plans not finalised yet. Could be in Geelong or at the game. Happy with either.

    Enjoy the Liffey. If I was to say this to you in Dublin, I’d also warn you about leptospirosis.

    PF

  4. PF

    re next year.
    not London. please.
    been there for 3 GF’s for 2 losses and a draw.
    so if the Pies make it, i know some places in amsterdam and den haag.

    hb.

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