Haiku Bob: Rising Moon

Spring wind
the game swings
side to side


not seeing
the wind
until Malceski’s kick



fast moving clouds
rioli and jetta
race the wind



swirling breeze
Jetta runs
in all directions



chill wind murmurs of an upset



threatening rain
Buddy’s kick
blown off course



splinters of light
the next goal
might win it



September dusk
blood mixes with sweat
with tears



rising moon
fingers itching
to touch the Cup



sun sets…
the last patch of red disappears
from the ‘G


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. John Harms says

    Love it HB. You are one of the few to pick the level of significance the wind had!

  2. Dave Nadel says

    One of your best all year HB….and it wasn’t even about The Pies.

  3. JTH

    as Dermie said pre-match, it was no ordinary MCG wind.

    thanks Dave.


  4. Less is more. Wonderful stuff. Your clarity and elegance has been an inspiration and a retreat from the hoopla all season. Thanks HB.

  5. You’re a legend Haiku Bob – can we expect the collection out in time for Christmas shopping?

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