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 Melbourne-born resident of Sweden who spent his adolsecence in Queensland. He has also had stints in Japan and The Netherlands but 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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