Haiku Bob – Round 9 – love and hate



second half comeback

the way she turns me on

and off





losing again –

but check out all

our sponsors





seven goals down –

how they prepared Dad’s body

for viewing





half-time deficit –

the temptation

to leave





clouds disappear

the way the game

opens up





within range –

the crowd looks up

from their smartphones





clinging to the lead –

the difference between

love and hate


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. Steve Hodder says

    walking back to the tram, I was wondering what your take on the two halves would be? Doubled the haiku I see.


  2. Steve Hodder says

    Not literally, just two halves. I think you know what I mean.


  3. The whole idea that a comeback is a remarkable thing has always puzzled me. If one team can get 7 goals up in a half then, mathematically, the other team can reduce the lead by at least the same amount in the next half. So why do we go on about comebacks being “great”?

  4. haiku bob says

    Thanks Steve. Good to know someone ‘s thinking of me

    Dips – I think it’s got to do with momentum and the forces at work that contribute to changing its direction. You know, science and stuff like that.


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