Haiku Bob – Round 7 – Whispering Gums


scores level ~

the stadium half in half out

of sunlight





Autumn ~

goal by goal we fall

further behind





falling leaves ~

less sure now

about the path we’re on





no way back ~

the sun slips

behind the grandstand





latest defeat ~

my wrinkles

starting to show





Autumn clarity ~

our team nothing more

than just a team





whispering gums ~

the coach fends off

sacking rumours



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. Magnificent HB. Are you referring to whispering gums, or whispering gums?

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