Haiku Bob Rd 6: clear moments after

wet afternoon

the football used

as a lure

Johnno subbed off

the game loses a little

right-side brain

sprinting in the clear

then on meeting Luke Ball


wind-tossed rain

a perfect pass

by mistake

moon strains through clouds a goal clear

moments after

watering my dead plant

Leeroy explodes to life

the rain

lighter now

begins to waltz

– Krakouer’s goal

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 – will anyone beat the Pies this year?

    Loved the dead plant line. Many people water their plants when they’re dead. Its like an apology for their lack of attention early. I read somewhere once that watering a dead plant is like sitting next to a deceased loved one, gushing tears of hurt, wishing you had been more honest with them when they were alive.

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