Round 11 – Haiku Bob: bits of space


first goal—
how the drudgery of the week


déjà vu—
Daicos lifts
my mood


clouds on clouds—
defenders finding bits of space
out of none


nature calls
the muffled sound of the goal
I miss


my daughter and her friend
compare nails


game in the balance
each twist
in the winter branches


as shadows grow
our lead dwindles


final siren
I am that child
eating jam donuts



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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. Thank you (again) HB.
    I can’t seem to add the photographic image here,
    but will try to paint it anyway:

    In the last roll of the dice,
    Taylor Adams grabs Silvagni’s arm and kicking leg
    Whilst our Jezza leaps from a distant suburb to smother.
    The decisive moment.

    A match-wining goal
    is thus thwarted
    by two game-saving heroics.

    Heart-stopping and heart-warming.
    Like those jam donuts.

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