Round 18 – Haiku Bob: the other side of the clouds

September defeat—
the new normal
of nothing new



lockdown footy—
the glow of the TV
across the street



crescent moon—
again we hang our hopes
on Pendlebury



can’t find the ball—
the moon on the other side
of the clouds



falling behind—
the dog curls
into itself



goals dry up—
I give the plants
a soaking



spring solstice—
we lose to the top team
and make the finals





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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. the glow of the TV; that sums up season 2020

    love it Rob

  2. Jill Fitzsimons says

    I love – ‘I give the plants a soaking’ and ‘the new normal of nothing new’. Love it, Haiku Bob.

  3. Great work, HB.

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