Haiku Bob – Round 21 – disembodied



late winter~

the magpie’s calls

go unanswered





Collingwood loses again

the path turns

to mud






within touching distance

but I can’t feel it





long winter ~

the empty seats

before the final siren





the Magpies

done for another year

~ only seagulls





16 goals

we lose by 16 goals

anyhow, I’m alive






season ending defeat

the final siren




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 – love the second last thought – 16 goals but I’m alive. Beautiful.

    Earlier this season (when the Pies were flying) I made the brash statement that I would run naked up Bourke Street in Melbourne if they won the flag. I quit my training regime some weeks back.

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