among the rotting leaves

 

cross wind —

a betting slip

among the rotting leaves

 

no sunlight

on that side of the ground —

just Daisy

 

but for their whistles

the umpires

would disappear *

 

a chill

in the winter sun —

Swan scuffs his first kick

 

 

the first petal

separates..

Daisy’s one hander

 

 

another beautiful goal…

but footballers

will be footballers

 

rain-laden clouds

the goal to finish them off

still not kicked

 

* a nod to beloved poetess Kaga no Chiyo, also known as Chiyo-jo (1703-1775) this week. She penned the following:

koe nakuba / sagi ushinawamu / kesa no yuki

 

but for their voices

the heron’s would disappear –

this morning’s snow

 

 

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.

Comments

  1. Beautiful HB.

    Was that you I saw on TV being asked for comment about Coliingwood outside the G? If not it must have been your twin brother.

    You’re back in Melbourne for 5 minutes and get on TV!

  2. haiku bob says

    thanks dips.
    wasn’t me ;)

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