AFL Round 11 – Melbourne v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): swanning around


Queens Birthday
the players come out
like they’re on holiday



Monday holiday
the game follows the flow
of our rambling conversation



bright sunshine Swanning around the ‘G



icy afternoon defenders not giving an inch



cold snap
Cloke’s shot for goal
misses the lot



seagulls flock another goal gone to waste



darkening skies
a few streaks of grey
in the veteran’s hair



gathering dusk
a kick across goal



the forward press



light barely holding
a chip pass clips
the forward’s fingertips


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.


  1. Congratulations HB, you’ve described this game without mentioning the words “lambs” and “slaughter”.

  2. Andrew Starkie says

    popped in for the second half; most quiet 50,000 crowd I’ve ever seen (heard)

Leave a Comment