Round 16 – Collingwood v West Coast Eagles: Haiku Bob – spark and sizzle

last days of winter ~
the veteran forward
tears a calf

decision time ~
Eagles moving
in waves

a chill
in the shadows ~
they sneak a goal

winter chill ~
the breath
of the high-flyers

how well we play
until we shoot
for goal

crisp evening ~
they answer our goal
without hesitation

spark and sizzle ~
our latest comeback
fails again

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. How’s it going HB?

    I reckon the coach might be secretly pleased that the veteran forward tore a calf. The only question is: who is going to kick all of Collingwood’s points now?

  2. haiku bob says

    I think Jessie White has got that covered Dips.


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