AFL Round 9 – Collingwood v Sydney (Haiku Bob): start of nothing


waning moon
last week it turns out
was the start of nothing



nearing winter
too soon to tell how much
we’ll lose by



Goodes juggles and weaves the rooftop moon



stars scattered
patterns forming
in how we concede goals



floodlit ‘G nothing follows up a flash of brilliance



vanilla moon
the ruckman
not yet a ruckman



flickering stars
the substitute fails to deliver
the spark



ten down in the last one lifeline shorter than the other



born ‘67
all I should have done
and said

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. Bloody Hell, HB, I was just starting to cheer up and think of tomorrow night.

  2. Tasman Hughes says


  3. Earl O'Neill says

    Great work, Bob. Last year I wrote a one sentence column, this year you’ve inspired me to write a column in verse. Iambic pentameter? Yeah, why not?!

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