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 peripatetic haiku poet who 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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