Haiku Bob – AFL Round 1 – the cackle of magpies

 

first game of the year
arriving at the ground
too early



early lead
recalling last year’s
early lead



so humid
the defensive line
fans out



windless afternoon –
Harry’s dreadlocks
still swinging



one more drops into the hole Barry fills



no sweat
Medhurst plucks the ball
from the muggy air



wherever he goes
Johnno bows to the pull
of his left



rushed behind –
Didak grabs it
before it’s there



leaving the stadium –
the cackle
of magpies


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. Andrew Fithall says

    Welcome back HB. I trust the ’09 tears have been wiped away. Your fine re-entry into the season is aiding in my recovery. Is the “cackle” of magpies leaving the stadium the sound they were making or a new and welcome collective noun?

  2. haiku bob says

    fits,

    it could be described as hubristic chortling.

    hb.

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