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


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.


  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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