one goal blurs


murky light —

the umpire sees a free

no-one can


old woman knitting —

our forward work

slowly comes together


rain starts —

Daisy comes

from the clouds


winter afternoon —

the torpedo punt

drops short


misty rain —

one goal blurs

into another


hundred points up —

the left footer

sweeps onto the right


July downpour —

the last line of defence

gives way


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. johnharms says

    HB, WE were listening to this from Keith to Dimboola. That was three hours. The haiku version of 18.4 seconds offers more.

  2. david butler says

    Dave Graney set his song “Three dead passengers in a stolen scond hand ford” just south of Keith.

  3. How ironic,,,,Keith is the original surname of Collingwood’s debutant from last Saturday, its just that up in Gympie where he hails from, they pronounce it Keefe!!

    PS. If you are from or have any connection with Gympie, as Maxwell Smart would say – I hope I wasn’t outta line with that crack about Gympie. Having spent four years just down the road on the Sunny Coast there’s always a good natured crack or two about our neighbours in Gympie.

  4. haiku bob says

    my parents were born, raised and married in gympie.
    don’t know a lot about the town, but i know it has one of the better rsl clubs in the region.

  5. Phew! My “Max apology in advance” comment was to avoid any Seinfeld “I had a Pony” controversy – fancy it coming full circle back to HB and Gypmie – I knew Haiku Dave was a Brisbanite but didn’t realise the golden thread extended up the Bruce Hwy to Gympie!!

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