Haiku Bob – Round 10 – undeniable silence


win against the bottom team

the stadium half-full

and half-empty





first bounce –

seagulls skirt

the centre square





lull in the game –

empty seats where only the rain






cloud blunt sun –

one handball then another

until it’s gone





shot from right in front –

the undeniable silence

of a miss





sun pokes through

once in a while a kick

finds its target





sunbeams –

somehow from that angle

a goal





winter showers –

in patches the game

we came to see



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. Melancholy old mate, but beautiful.

  2. haiku bob says

    onya, Dips.
    I don’t think I was the only one who found it utterly underwhelming.
    If you look at the demeanor of the two coaches in the post-match press conferences, Bucks looked like the losing coach.


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