Haiku Bob: inside the arc

by Haiku Bob

inside the arc





half moon

just the one man

inside the arc






first chip out wide

I reach

for my beer






night dew

the world wobbles

on Swan’s kicking






moon-punched sky

Harry squirts a handball

through the hole






night dew heath streaks down the empty corridor






nerves on edge

the soothing powers

of Jack’s kicking






tails up Wellingham allows for a non-existent breeze



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. HB – do you take requests? Love to get your 3 lined insights into either G Ablett or J Selwood. It would obviously involve you watching hoops rather than stripes. Perhaps you could watch lying down?

  2. Phil Dimitriadis says

    Hey Bob,

    wasn’t it great to see the Pies trust each other as team in the 3rd quarter and play free-flowing corridor footy. Maybe they weren’t following instructions.That was the best quarter of footy since the Geelong game last year.

  3. haiku bob says

    thanks dips.

    j selwood is possibly my most favourite player in the comp right now.
    he is that rare commodity – equal parts silk and grit.
    reminds me (or at least my pie-brain, as distinct from my pee-brain) of scott burns.
    about whom i’ve penned quite a few over the years.
    which i won’t share with you now.
    let me take your question on notice.
    just got to find some way of prising off this pie-ku hat.



  4. haiku bob says


    from a coaching perspective, chocco might have actually won the night on points.
    we still looked horribly inept against the zone.
    and they pretty much shut down davis and pendlebury.
    we won that game through 5-10 minutes of quick ball movement.
    blokes taking risks.
    and accurate kicking for goal.
    the things we’re not known for.
    and which have little to do with the coach.

    still, it was great to have something to yell about.


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