Haiku Bob- Round 3: the height of the moon

old rivals –

the crowd’s roar

tossed on the breeze

the club legend

retired now

who won nothing

but their hearts*

moon and stars –

the rovers await

Jolly’s tap

pockets of snow

soon will vanish –

Blues purple patch

up the ground

and back again

Swan’s shadow


the height of the moon –

Blair sharks the crumbs

between lessons

the math teacher

checking footy scores

*a nod to haiku master masaoka shiki who penned the following:

the sumo wrestler

old now

who never made it to ozeki

ozeki is the second highest rank in sumo wrestling (behind yokozuna – grand champion) an achievement attained by precious few wrestlers yet still short of ultimate glory. Presti jumped to mind when i read this recently.

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. Phil Dimitriadis says

    Krakouer unfettered

    spirits soaring in the stands

    singing redemption songs

  2. Ian Syson says

    that’s good phil

  3. Mulcaster says

    Saints desolate

    Hope shattered in week 3

    Gone gone for ever gone

  4. Ancient cats lick wounds

    Emerging kittens sip

    Cocky feathered blood

  5. haiku bob says

    collingwood domination –
    finally haiku
    catching on

  6. Air burial

    A short era dismembered

    Vultures circle

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