AFL Round 16 – Haiku Bob – from somewhere a cloud

stars appearing
our game plan in a million


at the centre half forward
no longer there



sharp wind
Hodge’s torpedo
pierces the night


swirling breeze
whichever way we want to go
we can’t


cloudless night
from somewhere a cloud
of hawks


in the clear
Toovey kicks it out of bounds
just like that



hope gone
our full-forward
comes to life



no way back
nothing to do but take in



leaving early
I’m not in the mood for it

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. Danielle says

    ‘Toovey kicks it out of bounds
    just like that’
    -i know exactly how you feel.


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