AFL Round 12 – Haiku Bob – all the flow


gulls circle

the ball goes round and round

the ‘G





clouds part

Pendlebury pierces

the defence





light winds

the dull game makes the air






defensive set up

only the clouds

breaking lines





officially winter

all the flow in our play

freezes up





afternoon sun buried

the umpire calls

for a ball up





afternoon shadows

gradually extending

our lead





waiting for a goal

the bitterness

of the tea

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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