Haiku Bob – Round 22 – the far corners (A Dane Swan Tribute)

 

 

autumn colours

the tattooed rover

adds his

 

 

 

a chill

in the winter sun —

Swan scuffs his first kick

 

 

 

not breaking stride

Swanny weaves winter

into spring

 

 

 

cloud drift Swan waddles through a gap in the crows

 

 

 

pack forms –

Swan ducks his head

into the cloud

 

 

 

freshly cut fields

Swan feeds

on the MCG

 

 

 

still no goals

just Swanny

running

 

 

 

Swan again

the Sherrin must be

a lung

 

 

 

spreading butter

to the far corners of my toast

Swan everywhere

 

 

 

miskick

Swan goals

in spite of it

 

 

 

up the ground

and back again

Swan’s shadow

 

 

 

long winter —

the ball stained

with Swan’s foot

 

 

 

spring shadows

Swan gets cornered

into kicking the goal

 

 

 

football

the ocean

Swan swims in

 

About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a Melbourne-born resident of Sweden who spent his adolsecence in Queensland. He has also had stints in Japan and The Netherlands but calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.

Comments

  1. Peter Flynn says:

    Swan and Boris

    In the goal square

    Tattooed nous wins

    HB, a crappy Haiku attempt at my favourite Swan moment when he beat Enright in a goal square contest one night at the G. One of my favourite non-Geelong players.

    Great tribute from you.

  2. Love “the ball stained – with Swan’s foot”. Powerful images. HB – Haiku Brownlow?

  3. E.regnans says:

    Love it all HB.
    The toast.
    The up the ground and back again.
    All of it.

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