Round 14 – Haiku Bob: golden afternoon


a cherry blossom
flies into the sun —
Darcy Moore marks




dappled light —
the defender covers all angles
except Daicos




a fumbled bounce
leads to a goal —
the dog sits and stares




golden afternoon —
time slows down
around Pendles




stir crazy —
Adams in and out
of tackles




the spring sun
draws the mountains near —
Cox stands tall




setting sun —
the Blues distant
and smaller



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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. Nicole Kelly says

    Hi Rob, I loved this. I’m a big fan of haiku anyway and this was a beautiful combination of image and action. Thank you!

  2. Thanks Nicole. Very kind – glad you enjoyed it.
    More here if you’re interested –


  3. I reckon you have been in excellent haiku form this season, HB.

  4. Kevin Densley says

    Always good to have a haiku man “in the building”, so to speak, Bob!

  5. Nice one HB. The Blues did become smaller. They don’t quite believe. Yet. The Pies do and will be dangerous during that traditional finals month of October/November.

    I actually watched this game whilst drinking a Carrrrrlton Draught or two.

  6. Footy as a Monet woodcut.

  7. Thanks all.
    Smokie – Been doing this for 20 years. I should be in the prime of my career.
    Kevin – Someone’s gotta do it.
    Dips – it’s whisky all the way for me.
    Peter B – Aaah, spring.


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