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 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.


  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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