AFL Round 20 – Sydney v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): Finding the thread


four goals down
in failing light a ghost
of a chance



pegging back the lead
the moon’s slow



Winter night –
so much depends upon
one good handpass



crossing the border
the sound of magpies
so far from home



buds on trees –
these rookies
could be anything



finding the thread –
a chain of handpasses
the length of the ground



leaving the ground –
a Pendlebury handpass
comes back



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. Peter Flynn says


    The Pies were scary.

    A definite flag chance.

    That chain of handballs was superb.

    And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle/The magpies said.

  2. HB – good win that. Very good win.

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