AFL Round 2 – Collingwood v Carlton (Haiku Bob): Sparkling from the rain


autumn leaves falling over one another for the ball



sun teasing us
Swan in and out
of the game



lull in play
the sound of rain
on the grandstand



autumn rain –
the ball dribbles through
for a goal



stop start rain
we get our noses in front
then fall behind



sky clears
a run of goals
breaks the game open



still sparkling
from the rain, Elliot
bobs up again



falling into
his shadow
the tired ruck man



MCG dusk…
Elliot marks at the top
of Gabbo’s run


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. Delightful HB. Even if the game was played at Etihad you could have talked about the rain.

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