Haiku Bob: nowhere left

autumn night

Pendlebury shifts attention

from the cold



wind halves the moon

a perfect pass




misdirected kick

the man-mountain

brushed aside



spring sun

dusting the screen

to watch Pendlebury



leaves skip past Didak turns out of trouble



Pendlebury gathers on the wing a leaf falls and floats downstream



branches sway

the ruckmen

lock horns



moon gnaws at clouds

Selwood’s weary boot

bangs it forward



late autumn

entering time-on

nowhere left to hide

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. Peter Flynn says

    G’day HB,

    Enjoyed the Pendlebury haiku.

    The relativistic effects when he has possession are extraordinary.

  2. haiku bob says

    too true flynny.
    poetry in motion sometimes is our pendles.

    however, you probably also noticed that, mathematically speaking, it was darren jolly who put in the best performance of the night, with the following perfect Fibonacci sequence:

    0 goals, 1 mark, 1 tackle, 2 opponents, 3 free kicks, 5 kicks, 8 handballs, 13 disposals and 21 effective hit outs.


  3. HB – he is a beautiful player in a horrible jumper.

    Great work as usual.

  4. Peter Flynn says


    Outstanding pick-up.


  5. Andrew Fithall says


    On the subject of Jolly, I have noted increasing grumpiness in his demeanour – and that was before the anti Neale Daniher rant in yesterday’s paper. Several times on Friday I noted him gesturing his discontent towards team mates when they didn’t kick it to him. He is drifting forward (looking to improve on the 0 goals noted in your excellent observation), but if he doesn’t get the ball, he lets his team mates know of his displeasure.


  6. HB


    34 pats
    on the back

  7. Deck the hall with bells of holly

    Tra la la, la la, la la la

    this is the last season of Darren Jolly

    Tra la la, la la, la la la

    He certailny was the x factor in the pies Flag. I would not mind betting that they already have another jolly good ruckman in mind for next year with free agency opportunities.

    Jamar perhaps?

  8. AF,
    He always seems grumpy to me. His spray at Daniher was like any other kid who didn’t get his way. That sort of thing is no good for anyone.

  9. Lord Bogan says

    He’s our NEO. Simply the most skillful Collingwood player I’ve seen in over 35 years of following the Pies. Well done HB, captured him beautifully.

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