Haiku Bob – Round 6 – Still clings slowly


Autumn gust ~

the whole backline

swept aside





Autumn haze ~

not recalling a time

we looked this bad





twisted branches ~

the full forward

hangs out an arm





one leaf still clings slowly losing touch





lingering sun ~

a late goal from deep

in the pocket





sun between clouds ~

our latest comeback

snuffed out





10 goals down ~

the players’ shadows

sprawled across the turf





junk time ~

the umpire’s voice





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_B says

    Exactly as I witnessed it HB. Albeit my sun was your clouds.
    Love the Scott Pendlebury line. Just about my favourite footballer in another club. So unassuming. So effective.

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