Rotting Leaves by Haiku Bob – Round 3

40 point turnaround –

in good times and bad

we are gathered here

balmy night

Cox effortlessly

runs too far

moon without lustre

we take it in turns

to miss the unmissable

the last leaf –

Ablett strips the pack

of the ball

rotting leaves

that sinking feeling

at half-time

Easter round

a back from the dead win

our only hope

another kick

with nothing riding on it

sails through

About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a Melbourne-born resident of Sweden who spent his adolsecence in Queensland. He has also had stints in Japan and The Netherlands but calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.


  1. Damian O'Donnell says

    Bob – magnificent haiku. My attempt was:

    Cats were bad
    Cats were good
    Cats were bad
    Cats were good.

    Funny game.

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