down another falling

new season starts
at the 10 minute mark
I catch my breath

first quarter
the umpire plucks the ball
from the clinging pack

dusk deepens one more missed goal

the debutant’s
first shot at goal
straight through the middle

MCG in March
Buddy’s skied hook

Cloke drags down another falling leaves

alone inside fifty
just Buddy
and his man

sultry night
our defence
in bits

entering time-on
what’s left
of the moon

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. Rick Kane says:

    Lovely Me Haiku, lovely. You are a blessed reminder that footy can and should be interpreted in 100’s of different ways.

  2. Rick Kane says:

    That should have been “Lovely, Mr Haiku, lovely”.

  3. Phil Dimitriadis says:

    Beautiful stuff HB,

    Whose going to replace Krakouer and Leon this year, not only in the team, but in your Haiku?

  4. Wonderful. A good haiku says more about the feel of a game than a thousand word match report. Welcome back.

  5. haiku bob says:

    good question phil.
    buddy and rioli appealed most this week….i guess i have a slant there.
    but haiku always offers me an out.
    if you lose, talk about the weather!

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