AFL Round 11 – Haiku Bob – starting a fire



starting a fire –

at the opening bounce

someone gets knocked out




scent of woodsmoke –

Pendlebury pauses

and changes direction





autumn colours –

a purple patch

in the first quarter




clear skies

the ball disappears

into the crowd




late autumn night

the drone

of another goal




spinning leaf

Fasolo curls one

over his head




deep into autumn

Young’s kick goes deep

inside fifty




night cools

the fast scoring





winter looms

the veteran’s calf

wrapped in ice


About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a peripatetic haiku poet who calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.

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