AFL Round 10 – Brisbane v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): makeshift moon


makeshift moon
stars cover up
what’s missing



humid night
Ball absorbs
tackle after tackle



sapping heat
Reid resembles something
like a forward



dewy night the ground reflects our shortcomings



banana on the run if only life was that easy



sticky conditions
a few lucky handpasses
hold it together



Swan goals
in spite of it



heat out of the game
the rose heads



night dew
the length of the season
sinking in


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. You should have seen the Collingwood-mad in the bar of the All Nations the night of the Footy Town launch. They loved it – as the storm crashed and banged and pelted outside.

  2. Myron Lysenko says

    Hi Rob,
    I love these haiku.
    Especially these two:

    dewy night the ground reflects our shortcomings

    heat out of the game
    the rose heads

    I was very happy about last night’s result between Essendon and Carlton. It’s such a great feeling when your team plays badly and still manages to beat a bitter rival.

  3. haikubob says

    thanks Myron.
    Hoping Collingwood do a similar thing on Monday. They’ve certainly got the ‘playing badly’ part down pat.

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