Haiku Bob – Round 15: incurable hope


taking my kid

to her first game –

sun and moon





crucial kick –

quiet enough in the stadium

to hear it





new glasses –

the same blemishes

in our forward line






we hit the front –

my incurable hope







what are we here for?

my daughter screams

“We’re in front!”






brilliant sunset –

the game losing

its appeal






defeat looms –

my daughter wears

my face


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. Rick Kane says

    The Roughster
    Riding the bumps with
    A captain’s goal

  2. Maximus Insight says

    Free kick Hawthorn still
    Even now they are no good
    It’s free kick Hawthorn

  3. New glasses? Will we get a new photo?
    The turnover in football managers in Eddie’s Empire seems to have crippled your list and your performance more than any sins of Nathan. Jamie Elliot is your best marking forward??
    Maintain the rage HB.

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