Round 16 – Haiku Bob – tripping on waves

Haiku Bob reports (lateish) from the south east coast of Sweden where the sun (much like the Suns) refuses to die.


lapping waves
news of Ablett’s injury
reaches farther shores

a spider’s web
secures the tent flap
our defense stretched

shoreline creep
the boundary line
too close


a spider crawls
into the tent
we kick in panic

tripping on waves
when they get the ball

crowded beach
no way of finding
the full forward

unwashed dishes
players in the last minute
higgledy piggledy

afternoon shadows
news filters through
of a Collingwood defeat

sand underfoot
we lose ground
on the top 4


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. Great stuff, HB.

  2. A great game for the footy neutral.

    Do they have saunas in Swedish camping grounds?

  3. haiku bob says

    Yes JTH.
    It’s called The Baltic Sea.

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