Haiku Bob – 2019 Grand Final Haiku Kukai

Calling haiku poets (and non-haiku poets, and non poets and well, anyone who’s interested really) all over the world to sharpen your haiku lenses for the 2019 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai.


This is the 8th annual running of this event in which haiku poets from all corners of the globe spend the duration of the Grand Final writing haiku about the game. Your efforts will produce the only ‘live call’ of a major sports event in haiku anywhere in the world! (that we’re aware of!)


So, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whoever you barrack for, send us some haiku of your experience of watching the game. Whether it be from inside the stadium, your couch, the local pub, the shed, the backseat of your car, or even your bed, send us haiku throughout the game.


This is a most unique grand final experience. For those playing overseas, game starts 2.30pm (AEST) Saturday 29th September, but you are welcome to send haiku throughout the week in the build up to the game.


Find the event on Facebook here 


See you at the game!


Haiku Bob


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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. Fingers bending
    In preparation
    For arcdown

  2. Colin Ritchie says

    Chair is positioned
    Food and drink is organised
    Waiting for the bounce.

  3. This isn’t haiku, Bob, but something that ran through my head as I watched the game:

    At twenty-seven
    a debut!
    Who’d pick it?

    Gut feeling
    told Dimma,
    Choose Pickett.

    Go the blind turn,
    will pick it?

    A goal
    tops it off!
    Yes, it’s Pickett!

    What a remarkably composed, nerveless effort. That blind turn will forever be an enduring image of this game. Excellent vision and disposal. One of those players who glides across the turf and seems to have both time and space to go with the silky skills. Where has he been hiding? Or been hidden?

  4. Thanks guys!
    Yep, Marlion Pickett was a lasting memory on an otherwise forgettable day.


  5. After watching till half time, being a neutral supporter and not a fan of blow outs, I decided to picket the remainder of the match and enjoyed a great tussle on top class snooker over on channel 511 (Foxtel), Saw some awesome potting and safety play, especially from Mark Williams (not the footy coach from SA).

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