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





Swan again

the Sherrin must be

a lung




spreading butter

to the far corners of my toast

Swan everywhere





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





the ocean

Swan swims in


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

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