Round 17 – Haiku Bob: change in pitch


day moon—
our whole team too
has overslept



stencilled leaves…
holes everywhere
in the middle



squashed hotdog
under my seat
Collingwood’s backline



jagged sunbeams—
Murphy back with the flight
pierces the pack



winter afternoon
the darkness of the shadow
of the grandstand



perhaps all
is not lost…



change in pitch
as we hit the lead
the Magpie army



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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. Frank Taylor says

    Sensational Rob, again…..

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