AFL Round 14 – Haiku Bob – Darkness Spills



sunset sky

the sound of cheering

for the other team





passing clouds

now and then lifting my head

to see Cloke take a mark





winter winds

the noise the stadium makes

when we hit the front





winter equinox

this game

could go either way





winter sun

barely visible

Jessie quiet again





shortest day

the giant ruckman

can’t get going





darkness spills –

fans crowd

the exits



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. As a neutral I enjoyed watching Saturday’s game (too wet for golf in Perth). At least I now understand the origin of “a big Jessie”.

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