AFL Round 17 – Haiku Bob – winter sounds

Friday Night Football
florescent ump waits for TV cue
I slurp plastic beer

winter sounds
the umpire’s whistle
hooted down

winter chill
extra heat
in the first tackle

smiling moon
Leon rolls it
in the dew

cold winter night
so many goals
from mistakes

whichever way I look      Swan

stadium empties
gets his first

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. HB – was that the most disappointing Pies/Blues clash of all time? Horrible game. Your haiku had a certain loneliness about it.

  2. haiku bob says


    shocking game. and yes, i do tend towards trying to capture the mood. but it doesn’t matter how you do it against this mob. and the result dictates that i’m none the worse for it!


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