haiku bob – round 7: flesh and shadows

moonlit night –
a magpie strolls
into the goal square

space between stars –
magpie defenders
guarding it

swirling breeze Didak through the flap of seagulls

squeezed on the left
checked on the right
Harry Obama steers a course
through the middle

floodlit flesh
and shadows climb over Jolly
umps wave play on

Cloke handballs 40 yards
just to do it

Daisy flicks it
to his blind spot

days start to blend
approaching winter…
another 10 goal win

on top of the ladder
my problems
put in their place

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 Flynn says

    Harry Obama.

    Superb HB.

  2. Rob,

    you are like the effect on sea level from global warming. Steadily rising, persistent, unstopable.

    Cheers, Phantom.

  3. Hope Barak O’Brien reads this.

  4. Phil Dimitriadis says

    Like the Pies, you are in fine form HB.

  5. johnharms says


    With the other lads on this.

    Truly original.

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