Haiku Bob – Round 14 – the sound of empty


dreary defeat –

less beauty

in Grundy’s leap




even before the defeat

one of my dreams





shortest day –

our forward line

still asleep




winter chill –

our one and only goal

for the quarter




sun then cloud

our touch

comes and goes




struggling to score

seagulls flood

the forward line





in front of a small crowd

the sound of empty



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 Butler says

    That beautifully captures what I saw and felt from a distance, HB. Those Port seagulls swarmed all day.

    The Pies seem willing, but just not able to match it week to week. They need Wells and Elliot back asap.

    Interesting times come the end of the season.


  2. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Is it also the sound of resignation HB? Nicely captured.

  3. Steve Hodder says

    I’m taking off for the M.C.G. today. I still have those ‘two halves’ of “love and hate” in my head from our last meeting. Full of anticipation, for the footy and the poem.


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