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
intercepted

 

 

sundown
the forward press
softens

 

 

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

 

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. 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)

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