AFL Round 22 – Collingwood v West Coast (Haiku Bob): faces in the crowd


veteran’s goal
on all the faces
in the crowd



bursting buds
one goal
leads to another



winter thaw
a goal
from outside 50



spring evening
the full forward
doesn’t break stride



spring shadows
Swan gets cornered
into kicking the goal



big lead
Cloke takes
a quiet mark



almost done
Didak scores
the last

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. Love the poignancy of your final stanza re Didak. No mention of my Eagles? I didn’t see any out there either.

  2. I had scribbled down ‘temperatures rising’ in relation to Glass, but didn’t go with it…

  3. temperatures rising
    Glass slowly melting
    body trapped in ice

  4. temperatures rising
    a skirmish breaks out
    near the ball

  5. mickey randall says

    “faces in the crowd” is a nice Ezra Pound allusion. Love these; a weekly highlight!

  6. nice pick up mickey.


  7. Despite Ezra Pound allusions slipping by me unseen, and despite my evident lack of knowledgeable reading of your Haiku, I’m with Mickey.
    HB, thanks for posting these. A grand weekly highlight.

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