Haiku Bob – Preliminary Final: cupped in prayer


first bounce
unwittingly my hands cupped
in prayer


distant horizon
the crowd on the edge
of their seats


another beer
so intoxicating
all these goals


a Texan
takes a speccy at the ‘G –
everyone has a story


magpie season –
the unrelenting singing
of magpies


mid-life crisis
a big win over our rivals
buries everything


hours after the win
the soft beat of my pulse
against the pillow

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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. Brilliant, HB.

    “a big win over our rivals buries everything”
    Doesn’t it just?

  2. Play on, HB.

    All the best with your annual Grand Final haiku kukai.

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