Haiku Bob – Round 23 – gone too soon


falling petals ~

another season gone

too soon




lingering winter ~

nothing that resembles

a goal





gloomy afternoon ~

another kick forward

gets us nowhere





sun breaks through ~

the playmaker





creeping shadows ~

the back six

loses its nerve




a goal down in the last quarter I try not to watch




3 point loss ~

feeling the commentators

overdo the drama




last game defeat

how quickly the sun





we miss the finals ~

enough grog in the house

to kill me

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. Steve Hodder says

    Hey Haiku,
    ya gunna write the finals?


  2. doors close; doors open.
    with another winter gone
    ‘pies start pre-season.

    (inspired by hb)

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