Round 18 – Haiku Bob – thin ice


deep winter

officially now

in a slump


cold winter dusk

the spark in the midfield



winter clouds

in their huddles

players and gulls


squeezing between

two dead branches



thin ice

we grab the lead

for less than a minute


bats circling

the losing run



crescent moon

our finals hopes

hang by a thread


contemplating the loss

my reflection

in the hearse


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. Do you think we could apologize to Chris Dawes and Heath Shaw and maybe Dids and ask them to come home? Perhaps Maxie could ‘un-retire’ and just stand at centre half back to organize the young boys in defense; he wouldn’t need to run or anything.

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