AFL Round 14 – Port Adelaide v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): no one home

no one home
he kicks it there



cloud on cloud
I struggle to remember when
we were this bad



bare trees –
the umpire plucks the ball
from the tangle of limbs



clouds snatch the sky
our only path to goal
closed off



interstate game –
is that really our team
on the TV?



light gone
the last chance



the moon
not yet risen
our hearts not in it



early darkness –
our team quits
before the final siren



bitter wind –
what this team
has put me through


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. Beautiful HB. The lament of the disappointed fan everywhere – be they Magpie or Eagle.

  2. “I struggle to remember when
    we were this bad”

    The second half of the 2009 Preliminary Final the Pies were worse.

  3. haiku bob says

    Thanks Dips!

  4. Peter Flynn says

    Not bad for 2am HB.

    2013 Inaugural Stockholm Archipelago Outdoor Assassin Championship Results

    First Carlton 21 points

    Second Collingwood 17 points

    Third Geelong 16 points

    Geelong struggled with the wind. Collingwood potted some superb long pots.

    Credit to Carlton.

  5. haiku bob says

    Carlton’s homeground advantage cannot be underestimated PF. Think the Pies and Cats can be well pleased with their efforts.

    I’m copping a bit of stick in some quarters about the first haiku of this week’s sequence – that it may be in breach of copyright of Nathan Buckley’s game plan.

    Might need to get myself a silk.


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