Haiku Bob – Round 22 – how to explain life


my team loses and yet

this bottle of whisky





the silence

after the siren

at one end





thin moon

another year slides

down the drain





season ending defeat

again this year spring

won’t come





sun pokes through cloud

the commentator says:






approaching dusk

a chain of handballs too

leads us nowhere





a game we should have won –

how to explain life

to my kid



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. The blackbird arrives in the garden

    Digging and scratching

    The doves bob and coo

    Spring has arrived on cue

    The Long Dark Summer’s shadows reach out

    For all but one; the chosen few

    Their boastful glory soon erased

    By Plate and Cup heroics

    By Mount Panorama drama

    By the arrival of The Flannelled To and Froms

    What do we tell our kids, Haiku?

    We tell them it’s character building

    Even though the drawn cork

    and peat-smouldering tumbler tell

    Of wrenched guts and blinding blinded faith.

  2. HB – Maxwell Smart explained life the best:

    “Life”he said, “is like a cumquat.”

    Says it all really.

  3. Great stuff, HB.

  4. Superb work Wrap!
    Like an Ode to the season-ending defeat.
    God I miss September.

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