Haiku Bob: Round 9- the cat’s purr

after the sky bleeds cats from every nook and cranny

no moon Beams the light inside the arc

the dark rises –

I wait for the moon

and Leon

one star –

the pack releases


ravaged trees –

the flimsiest of hopes

on Caff’s boot

the cold begins its creep shots drift wide

footprints in the dew…

all the ways

we failed to score

on our tails all night even the leaves chase me home

days when nothing’s meant to last the cat’s purr

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. HB – the leaves chasing you home – great visual.

  2. Nice Rob, I wish you were a Cats supporter. You’re ok.

    Early in the last quarter was one of the memorable ‘Collingwood leaves’.

  3. haiku bob says

    Phanto – there are times when I wish I was anything but a Pies supporter!

  4. johnharms says


    Good to know you’ve got the Tasmanian on your side.

    Bit like the dalai lama in Caddyshack.

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