Haiku Bob – Round 2: moon stranded

Easter Saturday
no signs of life
inside 50




dipping sun
we keep our noses
in front




player breaks his leg
a few twisted branches




a stray kick
scores a goal




makeshift forward line
the moon stranded
in the pocket




darkness closes in
the coach rearranges
the deck chairs




after the loss
one by one the stadium lights
go out



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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. HB – on Easter Monday footy rose again!!

  2. Dips – Thanks to St Patrick and the Son of God. The rest look like the lost tribes of Israel. Delilah certainly gave Tommy Hawkins a haircut.

  3. haiku bob says

    Easter Monday is becoming a religious experience.

  4. Jeff Kennett has risen from the dead. Say it isn’t true. Just when I started to warm to him for Beyond Blue, his troglodyte attitude to pokies and women (how’s that for being a mental health advocate?) WTF?
    Hawthorn are welcome to him. “A dog returning to his vomit.”

  5. Luke Reynolds says

    Superb HB. The Titanic/Collingwood reference very apt.

  6. Whilst recently in New Zealand, I had decided to not access any news of round 2.
    But then, whilst driving, I saw a roadside sign with the words: Haiku Pathway.
    I was reminded that there is a Way – to seek passage, like Basho on the Road to the North Country, through the pathway of Haiku. In particular: yours.

    I agree with you and Luke about the deckchairs. But beyond one game or t’other, I join with the Pica fellowship in applauding your Way of trying to make sense of this thing called Faith.

  7. haiku bob says

    Thanks Luke and Stephen.
    Stephen – thanks for the pic. I’ll try to add it to the site somewhere.

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