Haiku Bob – round 24: some buds open

spring evening
squealing cats
spoil my dreams

packed ‘G
long after the goal
I hear it

fast moving clouds
a chain of handpasses ends
with a goal

the curved path
of the moon —
Fasolo from the pocket

last drinks
our last goal turns out to be
our last

the half-empty stadium
final siren

half moon
the good and the bad
of defeat

another finals campaign…
some buds open
some closed

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.


  1. HB – I note that your last word ‘closed’ is past tense. Are you implying that some Pie players have not made the cut? Or are you talking about the team as a whole? Or are you going to leave it to my imagination?

  2. a haiku master never tells Dips

  3. dips

    it’s not past tense.
    back to the books mate!


  4. Let me re-phrase that: haiku masters rarely tell

  5. The darling buds of Spring.

  6. Buddy Holly

    ‘I guess it doesn’t matter any more”

  7. HB – another superb offering. Here’s to four more instalments that hopefully describe the Pies in full flight!

  8. HB – I accept your clip in the ear.


  9. Thanks Bakes.
    Though I would settle for three instalments.

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