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 peripatetic haiku poet who 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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